Le Butcherettes Return with New Album, A Raw Youth, on Sept. 18; Iggy Pop and John Frusciante Guest on 12-Track Album

Le Butcherettes Return with New Album, A Raw Youth, on Sept. 18; Iggy Pop and John Frusciante Guest on 12-Track Album

LE BUTCHERETTES RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM,

A RAW YOUTH, ON SEPT. 18

BAND CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH THE MELVINS

IGGY POP AND JOHN FRUSCIANTE GUEST ON 12-TRACK RELEASE

Photo credit: Monica Lozano

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2015 – Le Butcherettes, who are currently on tour with the Melvins, will release A Raw Youth, the Teri Gender Bender-led outfit’s third album, via Ipecac Recordings on Sept. 18.

“The focus of the album is the recurring conflict between minorities (the raw youths) and society: The oppressor and the oppressed,” explains Gender Bender. “Each song is a different story of a youth from a different era. Some of them want to die because their faith in humanity has ended, some want to fight the authority, think outside themselves. ‘Sold Less Than Gold’ reflects the story of women who are sold into marriages or into sex slavery and how resilient their spirits are. Despite the different time periods, history repeats itself. There will always be conflict and sadly, despite the rebels in our history, there are people that are zombified. A Raw Youth is an awakened collective consciousness of wanting to live and not fear death.”
Le Butcherettes have released two albums, their 2011 debut Sin, Sin, Sin and the 2014 offering Cry Is For The Flies.  Gender Bender “has a tremendous gift for capturing feelings and emotional processes that are difficult to narrate,” said NPR in a 2014 feature. The LA Weekly dubbed her the “most volatile woman in rock” and the Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot proclaimed her a “breakout star.” Admirer Henry Rollins, in a 2014 interview with the Los Angeles Times said, “She’s a star. It’s like a great character in a movie. You want to know what happens when the movie is over. You want to know the rest of the story.”

The band, rounded out by drummer Chris Common and bass player Jamie Aaron, recorded the album at RLP Studios (The Morgue Portable Disaster Unit) in El Paso, Texas. Omar Rodriguez Lopez once again produced, as he has done for both previous Le Butcherettes’ releases. Guests include Iggy Pop on “La Uva” and John Frusciante on “My Half.”

A Raw Youth track list:

1. Shave The Pride
2. My Mallely
3. Reason to Die Young
4. La Uva (Ft. Iggy Pop)
5. Sold Less Than Gold
6. Stab My Back
7. They F**k You Over
8. Witchless C Spot
9. The Hitch Hiker
10. Lonely & Drunk
11. Oil The Shoe If The Critter Knew Any Better
12. My Half (Ft. John Frusciante)

 

Le Butcherettes’ tour dates (all dates below with the Melvins):
June 15     St. Louis, MO      The Firebird
June 16     Grand Rapids, MI     Pyramid Scheme
June 17     Clarkston, MI     DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 18     Columbus, OH     A&R Music Bar
June 22     Toronto, ON     Danforth Music Hall
June 23     London, ON     Call The Office
June 25     Cleveland, OH     The Grog Shop
June 26     Syracuse, NY     Westcott Theater
June 27     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club
June 28     Hamden, CT     Ballroom at The Outer Space
June 29     New York, NY     Santos Party House
June 30     New York, NY     Santos Party House
July 1     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts
July 2     Baltimore, MD     Ottobar
July 3     Carrboro, NC      Cat’s Cradle
July 5     Nashville, TN     Exit/In
July 6     Louisville,KY     Mercury Ballroom
July 7     Indianapolis, IN     The Vogue Theatre
July 8     Chicago, IL     The Double Door
July 9     Madison, WI     High Noon Saloon
July 10     Rock Island, IL     Rock Island Brewing Company
July 11     Minneapolis, MN     Grumpy’s
July 12     Fargo, ND     The Aquarium
July 13     Sioux Falls, SD     The District
July 14     Omaha, NE     The Waiting Room
July 16     Ft. Collins, CO     Aggie Theatre
July 17     Denver, CO     Summit Music Hall
July 18     El Prado, NM     Taos Mesa Brewing
July 19     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad
July 21     Phoenix, AZ     Crescent Ballroom

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Le Butcherettes Return with New Album, A Raw Youth, on Sept. 18; Iggy Pop and John Frusciante Guest on 12-Track Album