What I Heard This Morning: Le Bucherettes

They have a singer named Teri Gender Bender, so I don't know whether to nod in agreement or laugh hysterically.  Either way, Le Bucherettes throws down pretty well.  I hear pre-glam bound Yeah Yeah Yeahs and hints of PJ Harvey.  A few songs from their upcoming album, Sin Sin Sin, can be found via the links below as well as some live tracks from the iTunes exclusive SXSW release. 

And, they're getting some help from The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez Lopez.

All information and links were supplied by Us/Them.

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"The best act I saw: Le Butcherettes singer Teri Gender Bender is something of a stunner. She can howl, she can yell, she can growl the letter "R" into multi-syllables, and she needs little more than one ferocious drum beat to have her way with a song. And just in case you're not paying attention when Teri sings that she's sick of you, she'll do a backward stage dive."-- LA Times 

"Le Butcherettes was the best band I saw on Thursday night, and also one of the best bands I've seen anywhere in a very long time." -- Jim DeRogatis, WBEZ
"Any band who rocks this hard and leaves the crowd looking this limp and sweaty - some even splattered with a little fake blood - deserves some sort of honorary prize." -- LA Weekly

The rampantly raved-about garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes have released an iTunes exclusive live recording captured during SXSW. The 6-song live recording iTunes Live: SXSW features 3 tracks not available on Le Butcherettes forthcoming debut full-length, Sin Sin Sin available in May.

Today, Consequence of Sound premieres one new non-album track, "The Devil Lived" HERE, while iTunes PING is streaming a second non-LP song, "Gold Notebook" HERE.

Surrounding the release of the trio's album debut, Le Butcherettes will continue to floor audiences (as they have many writers like those quoted above) this spring, playing shows with Deftones and The Dillinger Escape Plan as well as headlining an L.A. album release party on May 10th. See complete dates below.

Led by 21-year-old vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender (a recent transplant to L.A. from Guadalajara, Mexico) Le Butcherettes bring a brazen intensity and playful, hook-laden simplicity that hacks to pieces all forms of pretension and excess. Upon relocating to Los Angeles in late 2010, Teri recruited renowned drummer Gabe Serbian (The Locust) and bassist Jonathan Hischke (Hella, Broken Bells) round out the lineup.

Check out MP3s for the first tracks from the album, "Henry Don't Got Love" HERE and "New York" HERE.

The band's songs and wildly cathartic live shows often draw comparisons to Karen O, Patti Smith, Bikini Kill and other female-fronted rock groups. But, there's a theatricality to Le Butcherettes that brings a further reaching sense of mystery and imagery to the band. For more on the band's impressive back story, see the complete bio HERE.

Le Butcherettes' full length debut, Sin Sin Sin was produced by Omar Rodriguez Lopez, who also plays bass on all of the album's tracks, and will issue the album May 10th, 2011 on Rodriguez Lopez Productions via Sargent House.

05/19 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
05/20 Jacksonville, FL @ Plush *
05/21 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Cafe *
05/22 Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater *
05/24 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing *
05/26 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Ampitheater *
05/28 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
05/29 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall *
05/30 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues * (no Dillinger Escape Plan)
06/01 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom *
06/03 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center *
06/04 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall *
06/05 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre *
06/06 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre *
06/08 El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Colliseum *
06/09 Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Ampitheater *
06/10 Hollywood, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium * (SOLD OUT)
06/11 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel *
06/13 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre * (SOLD OUT)
06/15 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater *

* w/ Deftones and The Dillinger Escape Plan

Artist: Le Butcherettes
Album: Sin Sin Sin
Label: Rodriguez Lopez Productions
Release Date: May 10th, 2011

01. Tonight
02. New York (MP3)
03. Henry Don't Got Love (MP3)
04. Leibniz Language
05. Bang!
06. All You See in Me is Death
07. I'm Getting Sick Of You
08. Riko's Smooth Talking Mother
09. The Actress That Ate Rousseau
10. Tainted in Sin
11. Dress Off
12. Empty Dimes
13. Mr. Tolstoi

Artist: Le Butcherettes
Album: iTunes Live: SXSW
Label: Rodriguez Lopez Productions
Release Date: March 18th, 2011

01. The Devil Lived (STREAM)
02. New York
03. The Leibniz Language
04. Dress Off
05. Breathe You In
06. Gold Notebook (STREAM)

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