Los Angeles garage-punks Le Butcherettes have embarked on their current tour, hot on the heels of the release of their new album Cry Is For The Flies (out now on CD/LP/DL via Ipecac Recordings, in conjunction with Nadie Sound). The band will be supporting Antemasque, project of Omar Rodriguez Lopez (who previously played bass for Le Butcherettes, a role now fulfilled by Chris Common, and has collaborated with Teri Gender Bender in the band Bosnian Rainbows) and Cedric Bixler-Zavala.
In support of this tour, the band have shared this Grindhouse-esque video, featuring Teri Gender Bender as the protagonist and set in a desert wasteland where a twisted and baffling story of kidnapping, love and murder unfolds – all to the beat of their hook-laden jam, one of the album’s many highlights, “Demon Stuck in Your Eye”.
Cry Is For The Flies was recorded at Infrasonic and Kingsize Studios in Los Angeles. The album features guests Henry Rollins (“Moment of Guilt”) and Shirley Manson (“Shame, You’re All I’ve Got”).
TOUR DATES in support of Antemasque
Monday, October 06, 2014 – Berlin, Bi Nuu
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 – Hamburg, Markthalle
Thursday, October 09, 2014 – Zurich, Rote Fabrik
Friday, October 10, 2014 – Yverdon-les-Bains, Amalgame Club
Saturday, October 11, 2014 – Paris, Gaite Lyrique
Monday, October 13, 2014 – Brighton, Concorde 2
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – London, Electric Ballroom
In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Teri said of the subject matter on Cry Is For The Flies: “There are so many demons I have inside – they’re little gods. There’s a god of evil, the god of good, the god of sex, the god of lust. With music, I tap into those god demons. It’s therapy.”
“And expectations only grew in the wake of openers Le Butcherettes, a feral tour de force and the best opening band this writer’s ever had the pleasure of witnessing live. Magnetic is an understatement when describing frontwoman Teri Gender Bender’s stage presence. Over a well-deserved hour, she flailed, brayed, squealed, and growled her way through her band’s primal neo-Cramps punk attack. It’s a simple backdrop of sturdy AC/DC-ready drums and bass atop which she convulses with such convincing emotion and infectious intensity, she very nearly dares the headliners to top her. Regardless of what else happens tonight the dancing women in the audience already know: Le Butcherettes are never to be missed and are heretofore not to be ignored. Utterly stunning.” – SF WEEKLY