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“Her [Teri Gender Bender] combination of force and keen observation is reminiscent of Corin Tucker at her best, though Gender Bender’s performance is all her own.” – NPR

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 [2] 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).

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