Le Butcherettes announce new album, bi/MENTAL, share “father/ELOHIM”: Stream

Plus, the garage punks will tour North America beginning February

Le Butcherettes bi/MENTAL album and tour dates
Le Butcherettes

    Le Butcherettes are set to return with a new album in just a few months. Titled bi/MENTAL, it’s due out February 1st on their new label home, Rise Records.

    The 13-track collection follows the 2015 full-length, A Raw Youth, and their surprise struggle/STRUGGLE EP released this past April. Like that EP, the album features production assistance from iconic Talking Heads and Modern Lovers member Jerry Harrison. The garage punk outfit’s three previous LPs were all produced by Omar Rodríguez-López of At The Drive-In and The Mars Volta.

    According to a statement, bi/MENTAL tackles the subject of family as well as serves as an ode to mental health. “Essentially, this record was inspired by the death of a living mother but none of that matters anymore,” singer Teri Gender Bender explained.


    “A disconnection in itself is so ravage so confusing it leaves one feeling incomplete… is there hope? Is there light?” she added. “Maybe it all 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 into sand. It will be okay.”

    Included on the new record is the title track off their struggle/STRUGGLE EP, in addition to early single “spider/WAVES” featuring the one and only Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra. Punk rock singer Alice Bag guests on a song titled “Mother/Holds”.

    There’s also today’s offering, “father/ELOHIM”, a fun and driving rocker, featuring a live music video filmed at a recent concert in Los Angeles by director Gus Black (Gary Clark Jr., Deftones). Check it out below, followed by the album artwork and full tracklist.


    bi/MENTAL Artwork:


    bi/MENTAL Tracklist:
    01. Spider/Waves (feat. Jello Biafra)
    02. give/UP
    03. Strong/Enough
    04. Father/Elohim
    05. Little/Mouse
    06. in/THE END
    07. Nothing/But Trouble
    08. La/Sandia (feat. Mon Laferte)
    09. Struggle/Struggle
    10. Dressed/In a Matter of Speech
    11. Mother/Holds (feat. Alice Bag)
    12. sand/MAN
    13. /Breath

    Beginning in February, Butcherettes will embark on a North American tour in support of bi/MENTAL.

    Le Butcherettes 2019 Tour Dates:
    02/02 – Mexico City, MX @ Versalles 64
    02/05 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s on Newport
    02/06 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy River
    02/08 – Portland, OR @ Star Theatre
    02/09 – Seattle, WA @ The Sunset
    02/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
    02/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Morrocan Lounge
    02/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
    02/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Gallery
    02/16 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
    02/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
    02/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
    02/20 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
    02/22 – Toronto, ON @ The Underground
    02/23 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    02/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
    02/26 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    02/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
    03/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
    03/02 – Washington, DC @ DC9
    03/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
    03/06 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
    03/07 – New Orleans, LA @ Parish
    03/08 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

    Revisit Teri Gender Bender’s recent appearance on Sole Kitchen: