LE BUTCHERETTES RELEASE 'A RAW YOUTH,' WEST COAST TOUR UNDERWAY

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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 
"Listening to A Raw Youth-the fourth album from Le Butcherettes-is what it feels like to discover Iggy Pop and Black Flag while your village in Mexico gets torn apart by psychological terror."
- Noisey 
"On A Raw Youth, Le Butcherettes find the perfect balance of oddball ideas and actual hooks, creating a heavy, sweaty avant-rock hybrid that's as catchy as it is bewitching."
- Magnet


Le Butcherettes, the captivating El Paso-based, Guadalajara-born trio release "A Raw Youth" via Ipecac Recordings (physical: bit.ly/1JmtaCP; digital: 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" (youtu.be/0KWDHLjkzdk) and "They Fuck You Over" (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 Rodríguez-López.

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" (youtu.be/wprzoG9eZnU).

The band is about to head out on a series of headlining dates, both in the western U.S. and Europe.

Le Butcherettes Fechas de Gira 2015
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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