The Video Will Be Premiered Exclusively Today
With Rolling Stone México
The band will kick-off bi/MENTAL tour in México City on February 2nd at Versalles 64
January 17, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) – Punk rock darlings, Le Butcherettes unveil their latest video, give/UP from forthcoming studio album bi/MENTAL. The video was premiered exclusively today with Rolling Stone México. The single will be available on all digital platforms on Friday, January 18th.
The video release will lead up to the bands bi/MENTAL tour in support of the new album out February 1st on Rise Records. The band will immediately kick-off tour February 2nd in México City at Versalles 64 and announced today special guests for this show that will include LA based femme rock band, Stars at Night and Mexican singer-songwriter, Renee Mooi who recentely collaborated with frontwoman Teri Gender Bender on her new single, Beetle feat. Teri Gender Bender (out Friday 1/18).
“give/UP is an ode to letting go of a loved one that has never believed in you and made it very difficult to the self to be free. Sometimes it is okay to move on after years of pleading for a change. If they don’t fight for you why continue fighting for them? Using that energy for a positive change instead.” – Teresa Suárez Cosío (Teri Gender Bender)
The video was shot in Los Angeles, CA in an abandoned warehouse in DTLA and directed by Gus Black (Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, The Used, Deftones) who has directed the last four videos for the new album.
Le Butcherettes deliver a strong and emotional performance in this video. “Performing in a humongous and empty warehouse like this represents the feeling of being isolated as mental health makes us feel. Marfred’s mannequin represents when depression takes hold of someone,” comments Teri.
The band worked on new album with iconic Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison (No Doubt, Violent Femmes, KD Lang) as the producer for the new album, adding a new creative environment and creating another dimension to the band’s sound.
The band dissect the meaning of family on their fourth full-length album, bi/MENTAL and first on Rise Records. Themes of internal and familial strife hang over the opener and first single spider/WAVES (feat. Jello Biafra). The song is a ticking timebomb of riffs, clicks and clacks as Teresa Suárez howls falsetto swings towards a searing screech punctuated by spoken word from the Dead Kennedys frontman.
bi/MENTAL is a personal ode to mental health and filled with equal parts cerebral poetry, art assault, and primal punk cacophony. The album includes 13 tracks that represent the Guadalajara-born and El Paso-based group at its most incisive and infectious album to date and includes additional features by Latina punk-rock demigod, Alice Bag on mothers/HOLD and a feature by alternative pop darling, Mon Laferte from Chile on la/SANDÍA.
Le Butcherettes—Teri Gender Bender (vocals/guitar/piano), Alejandra Robles Luna (drums), Rikardo Rodríguez-López (guitars) and Marfred Rodríguez-López (bass).
Tickets for Le Butcherettes 2019 tour are available now via a special pre-sale bundle that includes ticket and album exclusively at www.lebutcherettesofficial.com/tour
Le Butcherettes – bi/MENTAL (Track listing)
1. spider/WAVES ft. Jello Biafra
6. in/THE END
7. nothing/BUT TROUBLE
8. la/SANDÍA ft. Mon Laferte
10. dressed/IN A MATTER OF SPEECH
11. mothers/HOLDS ft. Alice Bag
Le Butcherettes Tour Dates 2019
02 Mexico City, MX – Versalles 64
05 Tustin, CA – Marty’s On Newport
06 Sacramento, CA – Holy River
08 Portland, OR – Star Theatre
09 Seattle, WA – The Sunset
11 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill
12 Los Angeles, CA – Morrocan Lounge
14 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon
15 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court Gallery
16 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
18 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
19 Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
20 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
22 Toronto, ON – The Underground – Drake
23 Detroit, MI – El Club
24 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
26 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
27 Brooklyn, NY – Zone One at Elsewhere
01 Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
02 Washington, DC – DC9
04 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Purgatory
06 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
07 New Orleans, LA – Parish at HOB
08 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live – Studio