Le Butcherettes Release ‘A Raw Youth’ Today; West Coast Tour Underway
Supai, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2015 – Le Butcherettes, the captivating El Paso-based, Guadalajara-born trio release A Raw Youth today via Ipecac Recordings (physical: http://bit.ly/1JmtaCP; digital: http://hyperurl.co/cfvgxi).
The album, the band’s third release, focuses on “the recurring conflict between minorities (the raw youths) and society: The oppressor and the oppressed” as Le Butcherettes’ mastermind and front woman Teri Gender Bender explains. A pair of singles: “Shave The Pride” (https://youtu.be/0KWDHLjkzdk) and “They F*** You Over” (https://soundcloud.com/ipecacrecordings/they-fuck-you-over) were shared in advance of release. In what seems to be a theme with Le Butcherettes’ releases, two guest stars also join the fray: Iggy Pop on “La Uva” and John Frusciante on “My Half.” A Raw Youth was recorded at RLP Studios (The Morgue Portable Disaster Unit) in El Paso with producer Omar Rodriguez Lopez.
Le Butcherettes spent the summer touring with the Melvins on the Chaos as Usual tour; a pairing that was deemed “a spiritual kinship” (Consequence of Sound), “incredibly eclectic” (Phoenix New Times) and “an absolute blast” (Dallas Observer). The bill birthed one tour only 10-inch and dozens of videos of Gender Bender fronting the Melvins for a cover of Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” (https://youtu.be/wprzoG9eZnU).
The band is about to head out on a series of headlining dates, both in the western U.S. and Europe:
September 20 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory (Constellation Room)
September 21 San Francisco, CA Brick & Mortar Music Hall
September 23 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
September 24 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
October 29 Burgos, Spain Estudio 27
October 30 Santander, Spain Niagara
October 31 Barcelona, Spain La  De Nitsa
November 1 Zargoza, Spain La Ley Seca
November 3 Madrid, Spain Fun House Music Bar
November 6 Lisbon, Portugal Sabotage Club
November 7 Leiria, Portugal Beat Club
November 8 A Coruna, Spain Sala Mardi Gras
November 10 Bilbao, Spain Cafe Antzokia
November 11 San Sebastian, Spain Le Bukowski
November 12 Bordeaux, France IBOAT
November 14 Paris, France Point FMR
November 16 London, UK Underworld Camden
November 19 Brussels, Belgium Magasin 4
November 20 Delft, Netherlands De Veste
November 21 Landgraaf, Netherlands Oefenbunker
November 24 Berlin, Germany Kantine am Berghain
Le Butcherettes is Teri Gender Bender (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Chris Common (drums) and Jamie Aaron Aux (bass).