With Teri Gender Bender serving as the eye of the storm, Le Butcherettes gave a performance that will be remembered for a long time to come.
After being forced to cancel their previous date due to singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s vocal issues and a January announcement that the El Paso band would be releasing their first new album in 16 years, in•ter a•li•a, it was clear that excitement was in the air at the 9:30 Club when they returned for the make up date. Armed with new songs and a whole lot of old favorites from their first three albums, their performance made it clear that even though the band and its fans have aged quite a bit since their last album (2000’s Relationship Of Command), there wouldn’t be any holding back at the sold-out 9:30 Club. A nostalgia act? Not tonight.
We are now officially half way through the year folks, and it's turning out to be a pretty damn good one for music. Stylistically, the releases this year have been all over the place, but each and every one that we're going to talk about over the next two days are great, if not special in their own right. Don't believe me? check out the list of just the runner ups:
- Gillian Welch – The Harrow and the Harvest
- Other Lives - Tamer Animals
- Peter Bjorn and John - Gimme Some
- Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
- Generationals – Actor-Caster
- Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
- Cass McCombs – Wit’s End
- Jill Scott - The Light of the Sun
- Cults - Cults
See what I mean? Impressive right? And some of those won't be staying out of the top 10 before the year is over. So now that you've seen what didn't make it, let's get on with what did, shall we?
We're letting loose our best of 2011 (so far) list later on this morning, and this may or may not be a preview of one of finalists. Regardless, this song is one ferocious, frightening assualt of a rock bomb, and for my money, there is no moment finer in the entire Le Butcherettes catalog. So strap in, turn it up and get ready to have your face rocked off. Then run for cover because Le Butcherettes are coming for you and they're coming NOW!
Le Butcherettes - Dress Off
What do these three albums have in common? NOTHING!!!! Except may that they are out TODAY!!! Stylistically this week is sort of a freakshow, big-ish releases from old new wave bands, grrrrrrrl punks, weird folkies and this guy.
Sailing on the seas of WTF!!?!
So all of that AND a Sloan album? A week full of win indeed.
Here's the rest of your list. Now go out and BUY something!!
The Antlers - Burst Apart
Birds and Arrows - We're Gonna Run
Black Label Society - The Song Remains Not the Same
The Cars - Move Like This
Christopher Cross - Doctor Faith
Delay Trees (Finnish dream-pop group) - Delay Trees
Farewell Continental - ÁHey, Hey Pioneers!
The Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida
Gardens - Gardens
Globes, The - Future Self
Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule co-founder) - Man in Motion
Here We Go Magic - The January EP
Hey Champ - Anything At All
Russell Hitchcock (Air Supply singer) - Tennessee: The Nashville Sessions
Booker T. Jones - The Road From Memphis
Le Butcherettes - Sin Sin Sin
Liturgy - Aesthethica
Lonely Island, The (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) - Turtleneck & Chain
Magnetic Man (British dubstep supergroup) - Magnetic Man
Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
Matthew Morrison (actor-singer who plays glee club director Will Schuester on Fox's "Glee") - Matthew Morrison
Moving Mountains - Waves
ohGr (Skinny Puppy's Ogre and Mark Walk) - unDeveloped
Okkervil River - I Am Very Far
Other Lives - Tamer Animals
Christina Perri - lovestrong.
Lee Scratch Perry - Rise Again
Andy Petr (19-year-old electronic whiz) - Rapper Turned Singer
Psychedelic Horseshit - Laced
Sam Roberts Band - Collider
Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'
Skold - Anomie
Sloan - The Double Cross
Spindrift - Classic Soundtracks, Vol. 1
This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket
Tyler, the Creator (leader of hip-hop collective Odd Future) - Goblin
Steven Tyler - (It) Feels So Good
Urge Overkill - Rock&Roll Submarine
Wave Pictures, The (British trio) - Beer in the Breakers
Wilderness of Manitoba, The - When You Left the Fire
ZOMBI - Escape Velocity
These guys have got a new album coming out next we so I figured we'd give them a little love. Because I am SO not hip, the first time I heard them was in reports from SXSW this year. Not from actually BEING at SXSW mind you. By listening to REPORTS from SXSW.
Anyways, the reports were true and they are pretty damn excellent. In fact, if there were a genre of music called angrybilingualpunkgrrrrrlrock, then they'd probably be the queens of it. But don't believe me, check out this title track of their 2010 release Kiss and Kill for yourself and remember, Sin Sin Sin is out next week!
Le Butcherettes - Kiss and Kill