Punk rock darlings, LE BUTCHERETTES unveil their latest video, giveUP from forthcoming studio album bi/MENTAL. Premiering exclusively with Rolling Stone México. The single is now available on all digital platforms!
The video release leads up to the band’s biMENTAL tour in support of the new album out February 1st on Rise Records. The band will immediately kick-off tour February 2nd in México City at Versalles 64 and announced today special guests for this show that will include LA-based girl band, Stars at Night and Mexican singer-songwriter, Renee Mooi who recently collaborated with frontwoman Teri Gender Bender on her new single, Beetle feat. Teri Gender Bender (out Friday 1/18).
“give/UP is an ode to letting go of a loved one that has never believed in you and made it very difficult for the self to be free. Sometimes it is okay to move on after years of pleading for a change. If they don’t fight for you why continue fighting for them? Using that energy for a positive change instead.” – Teresa Suárez Cosío (Teri Gender Bender)
The video was shot in Los Angeles, CA in an abandoned warehouse in DTLA and was directed by Gus Black (Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, The Used, Deftones) who has directed the last four videos for the new album. Le Butcherettes deliver a strong performance that is sure to leave you wondering the meaning behind this new video.
The band worked on the new album with iconic Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison (No Doubt, Violent Femmes, KD Lang) as the producer for the new album, adding a new creative environment and creating another dimension to the band’s sound.
The band dissects the meaning of family on their fourth full-length album, bi/MENTAL, and first onRise Records. Themes of internal and familial strife hang over the opener and first single spider/WAVES (feat. Jello Biafra). The song is a ticking timebomb of riffs, clicks, and clacks as Teresa Suárez howls falsetto swings towards a searing screech punctuated by spoken word from the Dead Kennedys frontman.
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 at 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.