Le Butcherettes, the LA / El Paso based group led by the inimitable Teresa Suárez Coscío (vocals/guitar/piano), along with Alejandra Robles Luna (drums), Rikardo Rodríguez-López (guitars) and Marfred Rodríguez-López (bass), have just announced a run of European headline dates to follow the release of their new album, “bi/MENTAL“, on Rise Records on 1st February.
European Tour Dates:
Tue 26th MARCH – COPENHAGEN, Hotel Cecil
Wed 27th MARCH – BERLIN, Franzz Club
Thu 28th MARCH – HAMBURG, Hafenklag
Fri 29th MARCH – AMSTERDAM, Paradiso
Weds 3rd APRIL – PARIS, Point Ephemere
Thurs 4th APRIL – GENT, Charlatan
Fri 5th APRIL – COLOGNE, Artheater
Never content to sit still or get comfortable, Le Butcherettes worked on”bi/MENTAL”, their fourth album, with the iconic Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison (No Doubt, Violent Femmes, KD Lang) as producer, adding a new creative environment and creating another dimension to the band’s sound. (Their first three albums were produced by Omar Rodríguez-López of At The Drive In and The Mars Volta.)
The band dissect the meaning of family on “bi/MENTAL”, their first album to be released 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 time bomb of riffs, clicks and clacks as Teresa Suárez Coscío howls falsetto swings towards a searing screech punctuated by spoken word from the Dead Kennedys frontman.
“Essentially, this record was inspired by the death of a living mother, but none of that matters any more. A disconnection in itself is so ravage, so confusing that it leaves one feeling incomplete… Is there hope? Is there light? Maybe it isn’t so black and white. In the end, there is a Duality In All. Life is a cycle, the moon, the sun, the ocean waves transcending onto sand. It will be ok”, states frontwoman, Teresa Suárez Coscío of the new album.
“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 on 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“.
Watch the video for the first single “father/ELOHIM“.
“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