Le Butcherettes, the captivating El Paso-based, Guadalajara-born trio release A Raw Youth today via Ipecac Recordings
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”(https://youtu.be/0KWDHLjkzdk ) and “They Fuck You Over” (https://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 RodrÃguez-LÃ³pez.
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” (https://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 2015 Tour Dates
September 20Â Â Â Â Santa Ana, CAÂ Â Â Â The Observatory (Constellation Room)
September 21Â Â Â Â San Francisco, CAÂ Â Â Â Brick & Mortar Music Hall
September 23Â Â Â Â Seattle, WAÂ Â Â Â Chop Suey
September 24Â Â Â Â Portland, ORÂ Â Â Â Hawthorne Theatre
October 29Â Â Â Â Â Â Burgos, SpainÂ Â Â Â Estudio 27
October 30Â Â Â Â Â Â Santander, SpainÂ Â Â Â Niagara
October 31Â Â Â Â Â Â Barcelona, SpainÂ Â Â Â La  De Nitsa
November 1Â Â Â Â Zargoza, SpainÂ Â Â Â La Ley Seca
November 3Â Â Â Â Madrid, SpainÂ Â Â Â Fun House Music Bar
November 6Â Â Â Â Lisbon, PortugalÂ Â Â Â Sabotage Club
November 7Â Â Â Â Leiria, PortugalÂ Â Â Â Beat Club
November 8Â Â Â Â A Coruna, SpainÂ Â Â Sala Mardi Gras
November 10Â Â Bilbao, SpainÂ Â Â Â Cafe Antzokia
November 11Â Â San Sebastian, SpainÂ Â Â Â Le Bukowski
November 12Â Â Bordeaux, FranceÂ Â Â Â IBOAT
November 14Â Â Paris, FranceÂ Â Â Â Point FMR
November 16Â Â London, UKÂ Â Â Â Underworld Camden
November 19Â Â Brussels, BelgiumÂ Â Â Â Magasin 4
November 20Â Â Delft, NetherlandsÂ Â Â Â De Veste
November 21Â Â Landgraaf, NetherlandsÂ Â Â Â Oefenbunker
November 24Â Â Berlin, GermanyÂ Â Â Â Â Kantine am Berghain
Le Butcherettes is Teri Gender Bender (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Chris Common (drums) and Jamie Aaron Aux (bass).