1. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Return to North America this Fall

    August 9, 2017 by SpeakeasyPR

    Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, the U.K. punk outfit helmed by former Gallows’ singer Frank Carter, return to North America this fall for a handful of live outings including performances at Aftershock Festival, Mexico’s Northside Festival and a pair of Southern California headlining dates.

    “Cannot wait to be back on U.S. soil,” said Carter. “After living in New York for five years I feel a special kind of love for the country and I always feel incredibly lucky to bring our own venom laced rock ’n’ roll across the pond.

    Tour dates:
    October 21 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
    October 25 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
    October 26 San Diego, CA House of Blues (Voodoo)
    October 28 Monterrey, Mexico Northside Festival

    Tickets for the Anaheim and San Diego shows are on-sale tomorrow at 10 am pacific.

    Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes released Modern Ruin in January, with the 12-song album debuting at #7 on the UK album charts and collecting widespread praise from press worldwide. Rock Sound called the release “a modern day punk revolution,” Alternative Press gave the album four stars, describing it as “frenzied punk” and “incredibly powerful” while Rolling Stone Australia dubbed the album “a rifle grenade.” Frank recently visited Spotify’s studios to record acoustic versions of “Snake Eyes” and “Wildflowers,” which can be heard here: http://smarturl.it/FCATRspotifysingles.

  2. Dälek Announce North American Tour; Release “Echoes Of…” Video via Brooklyn Vegan

    August 2, 2017 by SpeakeasyPR

    Dälek, who will release their eighth studio album, Endangered Philosophies, via Ipecac Recordings on Sept. 1, have announced the first North American tour in support of the 11-track release.

    “We are very excited to tour extensively in the U.S.,” says MC Dälek. “While we have done some short runs supporting amazing acts like Publicist UK, Daughters, Candiria and Cult of Luna, we haven’t had a lengthy North American tour in quite a while. We are even more excited to spend a month bringing Endangered Philosophies and our signature Dälek sound to so many places we haven’t played in a long time. We’re also thrilled that Austin experimental duo, Street Sects, will be joining us for this run.”

    The band has also released a video for “Echoes Of…”, premiering the clip via Brooklyn Vegan: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/watch-daleks-new-video-for-echoes-of/.

    Tour dates:

    October 2 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
    October 3 Fayetteville, NC Drunk Horse
    October 4 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
    October 5 New Orleans, LA Siberia
    October 6 Dallas, TX Curtain Club
    October 7 Houston, TX Walter’s
    October 8 Austin, TX The Lost Well *
    October 10 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
    October 11 Mesa, AZ Underground
    October 12 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
    October 13 Los Angeles, CA The Resident
    October 14 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
    October 15 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
    October 17 Denver, CO Marquis
    October 18 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
    October 19 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
    October 20 Cincinnati, OH Northside Yacht Club
    October 21 Cleveland, OH The Locker Room at Mahall’s
    October 23 Toronto, ON Hard Luck Bar
    October 24 Syracuse, NY Spark Art Space
    October 25 Boston, MA Once Ballroom
    October 26 Brooklyn NY Knitting Factory
    October 28 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live *

    Tickets for all dates are on-sale now. Street Sects open on all dates except those marked with a “*”.

    Endangered Philosophies pre-orders, including digital, CD and 2LP etched vinyl, are available now: http://smarturl.it/Dalek. Digital pre-orders include an instant download of “Echoes of…” (https://youtu.be/ndeg2Iy-JYQ).

    “Before Def Jux, before Death Grips, before Yeezus, there was Dälek” (Noisey). Pioneers of alt hip-hop, Dälek features rapper/producer MC Dälek, producer/live electronics Mike Manteca and turntablist DJ rEk. With roots in the mid-‘90s DIY scene, Dälek has consistently released groundbreaking albums, starting with their 1998 debut EP, Negro Necro Nekros, which NME said saw the outfit “deconstruct hip hop” to 2016’s Asphalt for Eden, hailed by Pitchfork for its subtlety and restraint, saying “on Asphalt for Eden, hip hop ascends into the noosphere.”

  3. Dead Cross Stream Self-Titled Debut via Noisey

    July 31, 2017 by SpeakeasyPR

    Dead Cross, the SoCal hardcore band featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer/Suicidal Tendencies), Justin Pearson (Retox/The Locust), Mike Patton (Faith No More/Tomahawk) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer), stream their self-titled debut album (Aug. 4, Ipecac Recordings) via Noisey: https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/wj8w54/dead-cross-is-as-aggressive-as-slayer-and-as-weird-as-fantomas.

    The stream arrives as the band is preparing for their first North American tour. “I have no idea what kind of chaos it will conjure on stage or in the audience,” said Lombardo of the five-week outing, continuing, “but I know it’s going to be a hell of a good time.” Tickets are available now.

    Dead Cross tour dates:

    August 10 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory *
    August 11 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
    August 12 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee *
    August 14 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
    August 15 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
    August 16 Austin, TX Emo’s
    August 18 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre *
    August 19 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
    August 21 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
    August 23 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre
    August 25 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
    August 26 Seattle, WA The Showbox
    August 27 Portland Wonder Ballroom
    August 29 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
    September 8 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
    September 10 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
    September 11 Boston, MA Royale
    September 12 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
    September 13 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
    September 15 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
    September 16 Chicago, IL Riot Fest *
    September 17 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
    September 19 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
    September 20 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
    September 23 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

    Secret Chiefs appear on all dates except those marked with a *

  4. The Huntress and Holder of Hands Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    July 26, 2017 by SpeakeasyPR

    The Huntress and Holder of Hands, who recently announced the release of their debut album (Avalon, Sept. 15), kick off a three week U.S. tour on Sept. 15 in the band’s hometown of Warren, R.I at Hope & Main.

    “Warren has been experiencing an influx of music and art, and I’m thrilled to be part of that,” explains The Huntress and Holder of Hands’ founder and beloved member of the duo, Brown Bird. “It feels incredible to finally be bringing this project out into the world, and to begin and end in Warren and Providence feels like a ‘coming home’ to the musical life and community I belong in.”

    The dates come as the band shares the first full song from the forthcoming, 10-song release, “Borealis” (http://soundcloud.com/supplyanddemand/borealis).

    Avalon tour dates:

    September 15 Warren, RI Common Fence Music Presents at Hope & Main
    September 16 Strafford, NH Pawtuckaway Takedown
    September 17 Northampton, MA The Parlor Room
    September 19 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
    September 20 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
    September 21 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel Club
    September 22 Lakewood, OH Mahalls
    September 24 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
    September 26 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
    September 27 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
    September 29 Davenport, IA Redstone Room
    September 30 Indianapolis, IN Square Cat Vinyl
    October 2 Washington, DC The Black Cat
    October 5 Burlington, VT Arts Riot
    October 6 Providence, RI The Columbus Theatre

    Previously announced dates:

    July 27 Providence, RI Burnside Park Summer Series
    August 3 Greenfield, MA Root Cellar
    August 4 Portland, ME Space Gallery

    “I had a very conscious realization that either I start writing my own music or I never touch music ever again,” Swain says of her decision to return to music following the passing of her musical partner and husband Dave Lamb. “It seemed totally black-and-white to me. I thought, ‘If I don’t do this now, and if too much time passes, I’ll never do it.’

    Just as Brown Bird was taking flight, with a handful of acclaimed albums, nonstop touring, and a star-making performance at the Newport Folk Festival, Lamb was diagnosed with leukemia. Though the year-long ordeal that followed was full of incredible support and unwavering hope, he succumbed in April 2014, gone far too soon at 36, leaving Swain on her own to carry a torch for the duo’s brief but enduring legacy.

    Swain sings, plays viola, guitar, bass and ukulele in The Huntress and Holder of Hands. Rounding out the line-up are Emily Dix Thomas (cello/vocals), Liz Isenberg (double bass/vocals), James Maple (drums) and Spencer Swain (electric bass/violin).

  5. Animals As Leaders & Periphery Announce Co-Headlining, North American Tour

    July 25, 2017 by SpeakeasyPR

    Periphery and Animals As Leaders team up for what is sure to be one of the year’s most talked about tours, launching a North American trek, dubbed The Convergence Tour, on Oct. 31.

    “This tour is a long time coming,” said Animals As Leaders’ guitar player Tosin Abasi. “Beyond being some of our favorite musicians, the guys in Periphery are some of our favorite people! Our careers share common roots and at times, common members. We can’t wait to bring this show to you all.”

    “We are incredibly excited to hit the road with our good friends in Animals as Leaders this fall,” adds Periphery guitar player Mark Holcomb. “While we’ve done some short runs and one-off shows with AAL over the years, the idea to do a full-scale, co-headlining tour of North America has been something both our camps have discussed for the better part of seven years. Unfortunately, we were never able to line things up. Until now. We were also able to snag two amazing bands for portions of this tour as well, Car Bomb for the first half and Astronoid for the second half. ”

    The Convergence Tour:

    October 31 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
    November 1 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre
    November 3 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
    November 4 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
    November 5 London, ON London Music Hall
    November 7 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
    November 9 New York, NY Playstation Theater
    Novembr 10 Providence, RI Lupo’s
    November 11 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
    November 12 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
    November 14 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
    November 15 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
    November 17 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
    November 18 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
    November 19 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
    November 21 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
    November 22 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
    November 24 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
    November 25 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
    November 27 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
    November 28 Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom
    November 29 Seattle, WA The Showbox
    December 1 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex (The Grand)
    December 2 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

    Car Bomb opens Oct. 31 – Nov. 15 while Astronoid supports Nov. 17 to Dec. 2. Tickets for all shows are available this Friday, July 28 at 10 am local time.

    Animals As Leaders released their fourth album, The Madness of Many, last fall via Sumerian Records. Pitchfork dubbed the 10-track album “a dense and triumphant brand of instrumental metal,” while Alternative Press noted that the three-piece “continue to cut through genre restrictions.” Periphery, who also released their most recent album, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, via Sumerian discussed the album with Guitar World, saying they “returned to their mantra” which made recording far easier and faster, and led guitar player Misha Mansoor to dub it his “personal favorite.”

  6. Dreadnought Release A Wake In Sacred Waves On Oct. 6; Decibel Premieres “Within Chanting Waters”

    July 19, 2017 by SpeakeasyPR

    Dreadnought, the Denver-based, co-ed foursome whose sophomore album, Bridging Realms, was featured on a variety of year end lists in 2015, return with A Wake In Sacred Waves on Oct. 6 via Sailor Records. Decibel Magazine shares the first new music from the four-song, 51-minute album, streaming new song, “Within Chanting Waters” (http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2017/7/19/track-premiere-dreadnought-calls-you-within-chanting-waters​​​​​​​).

    “Each album is loosely based on an element,” explains singer/guitar player/flautist Kelly Schilling. “Lifewoven was earth, Bridging Realms was ether, and this is our water album. You could think of them like Zelda temples. We wanted to make this a little bit darker and heavier because we were going through heavier parts of our lives. This record tells a story about the process of life and death. A sea creature evolves into an apex predator, takes over everything, and then falls from grace. It mirrors humanity’s own existential struggle.”

    The band, which features drummer/saxophone player Jordan Clancy, bass player Kevin Handlon and singer/keyboard player Lauren Vieira, recorded the album at The Boar’s Nest (Salt Lake City) with SubRosa’s Andy Patterson recording and mixing the collection.

  7. Maynard James Keenan Announces Moderators for Book Tour

    October 12, 2016 by SpeakeasyPR

    Maynard James Keenan, front man of A Perfect Circle, Puscifer and TOOL, will be joined by fourteen friends over the course of his forthcoming A Perfect Union of Contrary Things (Nov. 8, Backbeat Books) tour including Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel and The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd.

    Keenan, who is known for not merely being protective about his personal life but at times pointedly cagey and misleading about his history, will participate in a moderated discussion about the book and his decision to share such intimate details about his life. The special evening also includes Keenan reading passages from A Perfect Union of Contrary Things with a backdrop of never before seen photos and videos, as well as taking questions from the audience in what will be a rare moment of direct interaction between the elusive musician and the fans of his projects.

    A Perfect Union of Contrary Things moderators:

    November 9 Nashville, TN City Winery SOLD OUT
    Moderators: Dino Paredes (Suretone Management) & Mark Brooks (Metalacolypse director)

    November 10 Wappinger Falls, NY Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
    Moderator: Alex Grey (Renowned artist/Chapel of Sacred Mirrors founder)

    November 11 New York, NY The New York Society for Ethical Culture SOLD OUT Moderator: Roxy Myzal (hardDrive Producer/beloved radio personality)

    November 12 Washington, DC Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
    Moderator (both 7:30, SOLD OUT, and 10 pm readings): Roxy Myzal (hardDrive Producer/beloved radio personality)

    November 14 Toronto, ON Convocation Hall (University of Toronto)
    Moderator: Alan Cross (102.1 The Edge Music Director)

    November 16 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall (7 pm reading) SOLD OUT
    Moderator: Amanda Danielson (Owner, Trattoria Stella and The Franklin/Master Sommelier)

    November 16 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall (10:30 pm reading)
    Moderator: Dirk Flanigan (Executive Chef, Ocean Cut and Il Coniglio/Former Pigface vocalist)

    November 18 Portland, OR The Aladdin Theater
    Moderator (both 7:30, SOLD OUT, and 10 pm readings): Paul Barker (Ministry/Lead Into Gold/Puscifer)

    November 19 Seattle, WA Kane Auditorium
    Moderator: Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)

    November 21 San Francisco, CA Herbst Theatre
    Moderator: Laura Milligan (aka Hildy Berger/Mr. Show)

    November 22 Los Angeles, CA The Montalban Theater
    Moderator: Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle/Ashes Divide)

    November 25 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Arts Center SOLD OUT
    Moderator: Kimber Lanning (Local First Arizona/Stinkweeds)

    November 26 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
    Moderator: Matt Mather (Sommelier at Frasca Food & Wine)

    November 27 Dallas, TX Texas Theatre
    Moderator: Steven Drozd (Flaming Lips)

    Tickets for all dates are on-sale now, with the exception of the Nov. 14 event at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, which are available to the general public on Oct. 14.

    About the Authorized Biography, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things

    A Perfect Union of Contrary Things presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led Maynard James Keenan to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes-surprising opportunities. Included throughout are passages in Keenan’s own words, often-humorous anecdotes that illuminate the narrative. Commentary by his family members, friends, instructors, and industry colleagues rounds out the Sarah Jensen with Maynard James Keenan penned biography with a foreword from American visionary artist and longtime Keenan friend, Alex Grey. The biography arrives on Nov. 8 via Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group.

  8. Bayside Announce Acoustic Tour;Vacancy 7-inch

    October 11, 2016 by SpeakeasyPR

    Bayside, who recently released their “brilliant” (Outburn) album Vacancy, release a 7-inch of the same name today, featuring non-album track “This Could Be Our Lives” as well as an acoustic version of “The Ghost” with guest Chris Conley (Saves The Day). A digital version of the 7-inch is also available now, and includes the bonus track “Not Fair” (acoustic).

    The band has also confirmed a brief acoustic tour with VIP tickets available now and general pre-sale on Friday. Hawthorne Heights opens. Dates are:

    December 16 Pawtucket, RI The Met
    December 17 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
    December 18 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
    December 20 Wilmington, DE World Café Live
    December 21 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
    December 22 Asbury Park, NJ House of Independents
    December 23 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House

    “We have always set out to be a band that had many layers to our music,” explains Anthony Raneri. “We’ve always considered ourselves a punk band that wrote pretty complex songs that really stray from the standard straight forward punk song. Ever since our acoustic record in 2005, acoustic versions of our songs have been a great tool in our arsenal to showcase the depths of our songs without the layers of distortion.”

    The Vacancy 7-inch can be purchased here: http://bayside.merchnow.com/products/v2/228587/vacancy-transparent-blue-7. The digital version is available via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/Vacancy7inch) and is streaming via Spotify (http://smarturl.it/Vacancy7inchSpotify) and Apple Music (smarturl.it/Vacancy7inchAM).

    Bayside released Vacancy in August of this year and followed the release with an extensive North American tour. The Tim O’Heir (Sebadoh, Hedwig And The Angry Inch) produced album was recorded during Raneri’s time at a Nashville hotel following the dissolution of his marriage. “I wanted this record to be more about what’s happening to me as opposed to having it be all about a disintegrating relationship,” said Raneri when discussing the themes behind the 11-song release. Alternative Press said “the band have fully embraced their theatrical side, creating rock music worthy of filling any arena”, while Magnet described Vacancy as “hook-heavy” and “giant-riffed.”

    Prior to the band’s December acoustic tour, Bayside heads to Australia:

    November 3 Bunbury Wa, Australia Prince of Wales
    November 4 Perth, Australia Amplifier
    November 5 Adelaide Sa, Australia Fowlers Live
    November 6 Melbourne, Australia Corner Hotel
    November 9 Belconnen, Australia The Basement
    November 10 Newcastle West, Australia Cambridge Hotel
    November 11 Camperdown, Australia Manning Bar
    November 12 Brisbane, Australia The Brightside
    November 13 City of Gold Coast, Australia Shark Bar

  9. Wall Street Journal premieres Red Fang’s “Living in Lye”; Band Partners with Stumptown Coffee

    October 6, 2016 by SpeakeasyPR




    Red Fang, who release their new album, Only Ghosts next Friday via Relapse Records, kick off a week of song debuts with the Wall Street Journal streaming “Living in Lye” (http://on.wsj.com/2dhBcPz).

    The week of premieres, which includes partners the Nerdist, Metal Hammer, Loudwire and Relix, is accompanied by the news of Stumptown Coffee Roasters creation of a limited edition, Red Fang-inspired blend dubbed “The Deep,” in honor of the band’s song of the same name. Stumptown said of the partnership, “We’re stoked to collaborate on a blend with our buddies in Red Fang, who we’ve been friends with for many years.” The coffee will be sold exclusively on the upcoming U.S. tour (dates below) with more details forthcoming.

    The band said about the coffee collaboration: “We love Duane from Stumptown for so many reasons! He’s a rad dude who treats his employees very well, he is a super supportive metalhead, and has been making our favorite coffee in Portland since 1999. Now we have another reason to love him! He is making a custom Red Fang coffee! Wahoo! Time to get jacked up!”

    Red Fang have previously shared three songs from Only Ghosts: “Not For You” (https://youtu.be/HC1CnedRshU), “Flies” (https://youtu.be/ywQ2dSFh4H4) and “Shadows” via the band’s Predator-themed video that debuted via Funny or Die (https://youtu.be/cnhCxVy5pfs). Digital pre-orders (www.redfang.bandcamp.com),which include instant downloads of the three tracks, are available now, as are physical bundles: http://bit.ly/only-ghosts.

    The band is in the midst of a European tour, with the next show happening tomorrow night at Desert Fest in Athens.

    European tour dates:

    October 7 Athens, Greece Desert Fest
    October 9 Paris, France Trabendo
    October 10 Munich, Germany Strom
    October 11 Vienna, Austria Szene Wien
    October 12 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
    October 13 Cologne, Germany Luxor
    October 14 Antwerp, Belgium Desert Fest
    October 15 Leipzig, Germany Conne Island
    October 16 Hamburg, Germany Markethalle
    October 18 Odense, Denmark Posten
    October 19 Oslo, Norway John Dee
    October 20 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Medis
    October 21 Malmo, Sweden KB
    October 22 Munster, Germany Skater’s Place
    October 23 Karlsruhe, Germany Substage
    October 24 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg (OZ)

    U.S. tour dates:

    November 18 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
    November 19 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
    November 20 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
    November 22 San Diego, CA Casbah
    November 23 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
    November 25 Austin, TX Mohawk
    November 26 Dallas, TX Three Links
    November 27 Houston, TX Warehouse Studio
    November 29 Atlanta, GA Masquerade (Hell)
    November 30 Durham, NC Motorco
    December 1 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
    December 2 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
    December 3 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
    December 4 Boston, MA The Sinclair
    December 5 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
    December 7 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Lounge
    December 8 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
    December 9 Detroit, MI El Club
    December 10 Chicago, IL Metro
    December 11 Bloomington, IL Castle Theater
    December 13 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
    December 14 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
    December 15 Boise, ID Neurolux
    December 16 Seattle, WA Showbox
    December 17 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

    Torche appears on all European and U.S. dates
    Whores appear on all U.S. dates

  10. Le Butcherettes premiere “My Mallely” video via Consequence of Sound

    October 5, 2016 by SpeakeasyPR



    Oct. 5, 2016, Vienna, Austria – Le Butcherettes, who are in the midst of a European tour, debuted the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez directed video for “My Mallely” via Consequence of Sound (http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/10/le-butcherettes-premiere-new-video-for-my-mallely-directed-by-omar-rodriguez-lopez-watch/).

    The video was filmed in the contrasting locations of New York City and ruins within Juarez, Mexico. “The juxtaposition of the video’s setting, place and time is a roller coaster of emotional history,” says Teri Gender Bender. “Juarez. A lost city re-emerging. New York City. Feeling lost in a city that has always been emerging. The duality is a constant in every feeling and every way.”

    “My Mallely” appeared on Le Butcherettes’ 2015 album, A Raw Youth (Ipecac Recordings). NPR said of the album, “[Gender Bender’s] combination of force and keen observation is reminiscent of Corin Tucker at her best, though Gender Bender’s performance is all her own,” while Noisey said listening to A Raw Youth “is what it feels like to discover Iggy Pop and Black Flag as you watch your village in Mexico get torn apart by psychological terror.”

    Le Butcherettes, whose live shows are unparalleled, play Vienna this evening (full tour dates below). The Dallas Observer smartly described a Le Butcherettes’ live performance, “TGB is so free and untethered and immensely talented that she should be everyone’s hero. We can all learn something by watching someone scarily good enough to write a song like “Bang!” (which, if PJ Harvey had written it, we’d still all be talking about in hushed tones today) hopping around the stage in the style of a crab that’s having an aneurysm, a wall of hair covering her face, screaming off into the middle distance where there is absolutely no microphone.”

    Tour dates:
    October 5 Vienna, Austria B72
    October 7 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
    October 8 Milan, Italy Tunnel
    October 10 Valencia, Spain Loco Club
    October 11 Madrid, Spain El Sol
    October 12 Barcelona, Spain Sidecare
    October 14 London, UK The Black Heart
    October 15 Coventry, UK Kasbah
    October 16 Birmingham, UK Hare & Hounds
    October 17 Cardiff, UK CLWB ifor Bach
    October 19 Dublin, UK The Workman’s Club
    October 20 Belfast, UK Black Box
    October 21 Glasgow, UK King Tut’s
    October 22 Manchester, UK Night & Day