Entries in le butcherettes (2)

Tuesday
May102011

Sin, Sin, Sin - Le Butcherettes

The Le Butcherettes have been gathering quite a following on the back of their roisterous live performances and there's been an eager anticipation, not least from myself, for the release of their debut full length album. Today it finally arrived and after a couple of listens its already jumped to being my top album 2011 so far (and will take some effort to be shifted).

Produced by Omar Rodriguez Lopez (of The Mars Volta) Sin, Sin, Sin is essentially a punk album that twists and turns through elements of garage rock (I'm Getting Sick Of You), cabaret (The Actress That Are Rousseau), tender spoken vocals (end of The Leibniz Language), and the theatrical and bizarre sounding (Mr. Tolstoi).

Some stand out tracks on the album come from those that already have had a fair amount of airing during Le Butcherettes gigs as well as being available on pre-release. Tonight, the first track of the album sets you up nicely with what's to come. This is followed by New York which speeds through in under two minutes and will be a certain fan favourite. The Leibniz Language is the longest track of the album and demonstrates the greatest variety opening with synthesised organ riffs, picking up pace in the middle before ending with example of the more senstive side of Teresa Suaréz's (aka Teri Gender Bender) vocals.

Sin, Sin, Sin is released by Rodriguez Lopez Productions / Sargent House and you can stream or download the album at the Le Butcherettes BandCamp page.

Track listing:

  1. Tonight
  2. New York
  3. Henry Don't Got Love
  4. The Leibniz Language
  5. Bang!
  6. All You See In Me Is Death
  7. I'm Getting Sick Of You
  8. Riko's Smooth Talking Mothers
  9. The Actress That Ate Rousseau
  10. Tainted In Sin
  11. Dress Off
  12. Empty Dimes
  13. Mr. Tolstoi

Le Butcherettes: Henry Don't Got Love.

 

Tuesday
Apr052011

Le Butcherettes: Track of the day - April 5th

Image courtesy of Jim DeRogatisMentioned in my blog earlier today the Le Butcherettes SXSW gig at the Dirty Dog was one of my standout gigs of the entire festival. They're a band I've been listening to for a little while and I'd been eager to see play live based on reviews of previous shows which sounded reminiscent of early Yeah Yeah Yeah gigs – chaotic, loud, full of energy and never knowing what'll come next.

The band has recently changed line up, Jonathan Hischke of Hella on bass and Gabe Serbian of The Locust on drums joining front woman Teri Gender Bender. And what a front woman Teri Gender Bender is! Clad in a blood stained butchers apron covering a 1950s style dress Teri charges across the stage alternating between playing keys and guitar and with a voice Kathleen Hanna could only dream of.

Throughout the entire gig Teri stares at the audience with a look in her eyes that'd scare many a grown man and on numerous occasions leaping off of the stage without a care of who she takes down with her. Hardly pausing for breath the 30 minute set felt as though it was over in mere seconds.

If you get a chance to see Le Butcherettes play live please, please go. You may end up with bruises, you'll possibly be shaking for days afterwards and you'll definitely have an experience you'll not forget in a while!

Le Butcherettes debut album, Sin Sin Sin, is out in May and Henry Don't Got Love is the first track off the album.

Le Butcherettes: Henry Don't Got Love.