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Le Butcherettes team with John Frusciante and Iggy Pop for new album

on June 15, 2015, 12:30pm

Photo by Monica Lozano

The hard-hitting rock band known as Le Butcherettes have announced details of their next album. A Raw Youth will arrive on September 18th through Ipecac Recordings.

Frontwoman Teri Bender, drummer Chris Common, and bassist Jamie Aaron recorded the album at RLP Studios in El Paso, Texas. They once again enlisted The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez to produce the album (he also helmed the band’s previous two albums). Other contributors included Iggy Pop and John Frusciante.

Gender Bender says “the focus of the album is the recurring conflict between minorities (the raw youths) and society: The oppressor and the oppressed.” She continues:

“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.”

A Raw Youth Tracklist:
01. Shave The Pride
02. My Mallely
03. Reason to Die Young
04. La Uva (feat. Iggy Pop)
05. Sold Less Than Gold
06. Stab My Back
07. They F**k You Over
08. Witchless C Spot
09. The Hitch Hiker
10. Lonely & Drunk
11. Oil The Shoe If The Critter Knew Any Better
12. My Half (feat. John Frusciante)

In the lead up to the album’s release, Le Butcherettes will tour alongside the equally ferocious Melvins. See the complete tour itinerary below.

Le Butcherettes 2015 Tour Dates:
06/15 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird *
06/16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *
06/17 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre *
06/18 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar *
06/22 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
06/23 – London, ON @ Call The Office *
06/25 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop *
06/26 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater *
06/27 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
06/28 – Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at The Outer Space *
06/29 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House *
06/30 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House *
07/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
07/02 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
07/03 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
07/05 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
07/06 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom *
07/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre *
07/08 – Chicago, IL @ The Double Door *
07/09 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
07/10 – Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company *
07/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy’s *
07/12 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium *
07/13 – Sioux Falls, SD @ The District *
07/14 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *
07/16 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre *
07/17 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall *
07/18 – El Prado, NM @ Taos Mesa Brewing *
07/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad *
07/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *

* = w/ The Melvins

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