Le Butcherettes

L.A TIMES: Listen: Le Butcherettes return with 'Demon Stuck in Your Eye'

Like everything related to Le Butcherettes, it’s all happening rather immediately. A sample, “Demon Stuck in Your Eye,” is below, and an album, “Cry is for the Flies,” is planned for online release as early as Tuesday. 

In a 2012 interview Suaréz threatened to Pop & Hiss that “Cry Is for the Flies” would be less “in your face” than “Sin Sin Sin.” Hmmm, perhaps Suaréz has a vastly different definition of “in your face” than the rest of the universe, as its proposed 10 tracks hit hard and fast. There’s plenty of evil lurking ‘round these parts, and not only when Suaréz is gleefully singing that she wants to “make a child cry.”

The sound on “Poet from Nowhere” is that of a carnival of our nightmares, while “The Gold Chair at the Fireman” is the sort of cynical, cocky swagger the Stooges made a career out of. An angelic choir appears on “Normal, You Were,” but it quickly turns hellish amid churning guitars and images of war and death.

Sure, there are one or two moments, such as “Shame, You’re All I’ve Got,” where the guitars quiet down a bit, but the keyboard boasts such a dementedly toyish quality that the tone is still on-edge. Or there’s “My Child,” where Lia Braswell’s rhythms is of the bell-tolling variety and the gender politics hinted at in the song’s lyrics will take a few more listens to unwrap. 

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For now, listen below to “Demon Stuck in Your Eye,” which highlights what appears to be one of the album’s central themes, namely the anger and paranoia at fighting to not become what we hate (a subject hinted at in the album’s spoken-word intro from punk poet laureate candidate Henry Rollins). In a relatively short and bluesy garage-punk burst, the song offers a hint at the multiple personalities that live inside the colorful vocals of Suaréz, a range that stretches from wild, sinister excitement to a stare-you-down growl.  


WBEZ: Le Butcherettes are back with a vengeance

“I find it hard to articulate/I find it hard to pronounce these words,” Teri “Gender Bender” Suaréz sings on “Burn the Scab,” the ferocious opening track from Cry Is for the Flies, the long-awaited second album from Le Butcherettes. But if the Guadalajara-to-Los Angeles transplant is indeed frustrated by the limitations of either her native tongue or her adopted second language, she communicates books full of information with the frenetic assault of her music, the passionate howl of her vocals, and, in live performance, her fearless, full-body abandon…


Le Butcherettes Announce 'Cry Is for the Flies' • News • exclaim.ca

So far in 2014, singer Teri “Gender Bender” Suaréz has been introduced to a whole new audience thanks to Kimono Kult, a band that also features former Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and ex-Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante. Now, she has returned to her band Le Butcherettes for a new album called Cry Is for the Flies.

The collection will be out on May 15 through Nadie Sound, but fans can get it two weeks early, on May 1, by purchasing the record on Bandcamp. If you buy it now, you’ll get three singles from the album — “Burn the Scab,” “Demon Stuck in Your Eye” and “Your Weakness Gives Me Life” — and receive the bonus cut “Blackhead.”

Those four songs — which take an arty, jagged approach to distorted garage rock — are streaming below. They cost $4, and buyers will receive the album for free once it’s available.

A vinyl release is reportedly to follow in June. That’s the album cover up above.


http://nadiesound.com/album/cry-is-for-the-flies
Cry is for The Flies
Teri Gender Bender / Guitar, Keys, Synth, Vocals
Lia Braswell / drums
Omar Rodriguez Lopez / Bass
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Recorded at Infrasonic with Lars Stalfor
Then continued recording at Kingsize with Jon Debaun
Mixed & Mastered by Chris Common

http://nadiesound.com/album/cry-is-for-the-flies

Cry is for The Flies

Teri Gender Bender / Guitar, Keys, Synth, Vocals

Lia Braswell / drums

Omar Rodriguez Lopez / Bass

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Recorded at Infrasonic with Lars Stalfor

Then continued recording at Kingsize with Jon Debaun

Mixed & Mastered by Chris Common


Winter's Gone, by Nadie


Teri Gender Bender’s Conversation with Bianca - the Interview

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Every single day Teri Gender Bender feels grateful as she travels the globe with her bands – new romantic alternative rock collective Bosnian Rainbows & the garage punk, Le Butcherettes – putting on passionate, breathtaking performances, bringing joy to thousands of people. Personally, she’s one of my all-time favourite people (she’s such a big hearted, genuine soul) and music makers (her lyrics are poetry, full of power, bravado, beauty, and grace) and every time we get a chance to catch up and chat it inspires me and makes my heart happy.

I know that you identify as a feminist Teri. What are your thoughts on feminism and femininity?

TERI GENDER BENDER: I’ve always identified myself as a feminist because to me this word is linked to a powerful movement that has changed not only culture but even the core of economy. I’m reading a book called Freakonomics and it speaks about the hidden running ways that change the economy on a daily bases. Example: Jane Roe vs. Wade case has helped improved security in the late 90s, lowering criminal rates. My thoughts on feminism, it has helped tremendously, however there are fanatics in every “ism” group and fanatics is a nice way to call someone a poseur. Fanatics generally don’t understand the essence of a movement and focus only on literal translations… resulting in a neo movement that alienates young women.

Teri live

Is it OK to be both?

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Teresa Suárez, better known by her stage name “Teri Gender-Bender,” is fast becoming the Latina leading lady of the music genre “garage punk,” even once called the “Latina Björk.” 

A performer of many facets, Suárez is best known as front woman to the explosive Guadalajara garage band Le Butcherettes. Notorious for her performances that include fake blood, flour, a pig’s head, and whole lot of red lipstick, Suárez is now the featured singer in the recently formed band, Bosnian Rainbows. And it’s her powerful voice that steals the show.

Suárez has left Le Butcherettes on hold for a bit and said the new band is a sort of new evolution for her. It’s been a good ride for Le Butcherettes though; their quick recognition led them to win both “Best New Artist” and “Best Punk Record” in the Indie-O Awards in 2009.

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“Sí discriminan a las chicas en el rock”, Teri Gender Bender de Bosnian Rainbows

Tal vez recuerdes a Teri Gender Bender como esa granada de mano que hacía las voces en Le Butcherettes. Es 2013 y esta talentosa, explosiva y sexy mujer está al frente de Bosnian Rainbows, una especie de supergrupo que también incluye a Omar Rodríguez (ex At The Drive-In y The Mars Volta), Deantoni Parks (The Mars Volta) y Nicci Casper (Kudu).

Su música es como el resultado de una sesión de sexo entre Pink Floyd, Pixies y Sonic Youth, pero llevados a 2013, con todo el riesgo y adrenalina que ya le hace buena falta al rock (cualquiera que sea su encarnación).

Bosnian Rainbows lanzaron su primer álbum, con canciones 100% en inglés, el 25 de junio. Olvídate de ese rock facilón que hasta a tus papás les gusta, aquí sí hay intensidad violenta.

Para comprender un poco de qué trata Bosnian Rainbows, platicamos con Teri Gender Bender y le sacamos algunas verdades.

Ahora es posible hacer un disco entero en una Mac, ¿por qué decidieron grabar Bosnian Rainbows de una manera mucho más tradicional?

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Teri Gender Bender heads out on tour with Bosnian Rainbows starting July 10th in Atlanta

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Bosnian Rainbows tour starts up again on July 10th in Atlanta. Just announced are new shows in September in Canada and the Pacific NW including Rifflandia Festival & Riot Fest in Denver will still more dates coming..

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BOSNIAN RAINBOWS  2013
July 10, 2013 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West w/ Sister Crayon
July 11, 2013 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle w/ Sister Crayon
July 12, 2013 - Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall w/ Sister Crayon
July 13, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts w/ Sister Crayon
July 14, 2013 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Rye Coalition & Sister Crayon
July 16, 2013 - Hamden, CT @ Spaceland Ballroom w/ Sister Crayon
July 18, 2013 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Sister Crayon
July 19, 2013 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s w/ Rye Coalition & Sister Crayon
July 20, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar w/ Sister Crayon
July 21, 2013 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement w/ Sister Crayon
July 23, 2013 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre w/ Sister Crayon
July 24, 2013 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge w/ Sister Crayon
Aug 02, 2013 - Cork, Ireland @ Indiependent Festival
Aug 08, 2013 - Sibenik, Croatia @ Terraneo Festival
Aug 16, 2013 - Groningen, Holland @ Noorderzon Festival
Aug 17, 2013 - Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival
Aug 31, 2013 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega w/ Tomahawk
Sept 01, 2013 - Oslo, Norway @Rockefeller Music Hall w/ Tomahawk
Sept 02,2013 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Media w/ Tomahawk
Sept 04, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland @ Circus w/ Tomahawk
Sept 06, 2013 - Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Festival 
Sept 07, 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Smichoff Summer Festival
Sept 14, 2013 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Sept 15, 2013 - Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival
Sept 17, 2013 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Sept 21-22 , 2013 - Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
Oct 26, 2013  - Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Festival


NPR Morning Edition: Bosnian Rainbows

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To understand why Bosnian Rainbows' music stands out, you have to go back to 2007 in Guadalajara, Mexico. A singer named Teresa Suarez has taken the stage name Teri Gender Bender — adopted as a feminist statement while at the head of a band called Le Butcherettes .

With a snarl that could send Billy Idol off whimpering into a corner, she’s a mesmerizing and at times terrifying performer. Her style is part Iggy Pop and part Mick Jagger, with a Mexican punk soul. “Frightening and glorious” is how one audience member described her to me. There is no woman quite like her in Latin music, but she says that early on, that seemed to work against her.

During one particularly rough gig in Guadalajara, the power went out, but the band played on. It was a good thing it did, because somewhere in the audience was a Grammy-winning producer and musician named Omar Rodriguez Lopez. He was mesmerized: She was exactly what he was looking for in a collaborator for his new project.

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In her performances with the band Bosnian Rainbows, vocalist Teresa Suarez aka Teri Gender Bender has the appearance of a caged animal. She stomps about the stage, pumping her arms and flicking her gaze across the audience; at other times, she stands stock still, her eyes glazing over and her hands curling into fists as she unleashes a deep wail. Crowds hang on to her every move because they don’t know what she’ll do next.

Gender Bender’s unpredictable nature extends into her conversational style, too, as was discovered in this interview. Sometimes she speaks in a rapid-fire voice about family, feminist theory and the duties of fronting a band before doubling back on her declarations to add depth and clarity to her epigrammatic statements. At other times, the silence as she ruminates on a question is so thick you can practically hear the singer furrow her brow and bite her lip.

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Austinist Interview with Teri Gender Bender & Omar Rodriguez Lopez of Bosnian Rainbows


The mythology of At the Drive-In is wrapped up in bodies. The work of performance, the spontaneity of movement, the ferocious activity of channeling emotion into sound: their frenetic creativity brought these ideas to life and is now best preserved in clips that show off Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s howl and Omar Rodríguez-López’s throwing off guitar in favor of tambourine. In addition to the video archive, this corporeal energy is ever evolving through the projects the group spawned, generating a timeline littered with friendships and failures most recently embraced by Bosnian Rainbows — the result of what happens when one protagonist of the above mythology meets a woman with an even greater passion for moving intensely.

Rodríguez-López first saw Teresa Suarez (who performs as Teri Gender Bender) at a venue in Guadalajara where her band, Le Butcherettes, took the stage even as a power outage had convinced other artists to cancel the show. Now, having produced and toured two albums as Le Butcherettes, they’ve reformed and come together with Nicci Kasper (Kudu, KRS-ONE), Deantoni Parks (John Cale, The Mars Volta) to define a new and all-encompassing aesthetic as Bosnian Rainbows.

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Teri Gender Bender tour dates with Bosnian Rainbows before new Le Butcherettes album comes out

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Bosnian Rainbows have just announced more US shows and some more European & South American festival plays in support of their upcoming debut album release on June 25, 2013 on Sargent House and in Europe on Clouds-Hill on June 28th.  The album is now available for Pre-Order on Vinyl, CD and digitally on Itunes in the US and in Europe HERE.



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BOSNIAN RAINBOWS
  2013
May 25, 2013 - El Paso, TX @  Neon Desert Music Festival
May 28, 2013 - Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ Zorch
May 29, 2013 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Zorch
May 30, 2013 - Houston, TX  @ HOB - Bronze Peacock w/ Zorch
June 21, 2013 - Schiphorst, DE @ Avantgarde Festival
June 24, 2013 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
June 25, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA @ First Unitarian Church
June 26, 2013 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
June 27, 2013 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
July 01, 2013 - Bogota, Columbia @ Rock Al Parque Festival
July 10, 2013 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
July 12, 2013 - Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall
July 13, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
July 14, 2013 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
July 16, 2013 - Hamden, CT @ The Spaceland Ballroom
July 18, 2013 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
July 19, 2013 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
July 20, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
July 21, 2013 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
July 23, 2013 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
July 24, 2013 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Aug 02, 2013 - Cork, Ireland @ Indiependent Festival
Aug 16, 2013 - Groningen, Holland @ Noorderzon Festival
Aug 17, 2013 - Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival
Aug 31, 2013 - Copenhagen, DE @ Vega w/ Tomahawk
Sept 01, 2013 - Oslo, Norway @Rockefeller Music Hall w/ Tomahawk
Sept 02,2013 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Media w/ Tomahawk
Sept 04, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland @ Circus w/ Tomahawk
Sept 06, 2013 - Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Festival 
Oct 26, 2013  - Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Festival


CLASH Magazine Live Review of Bosnian Rainbows in London, UK

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The word “supergroup” can be a tricky term. It’s one of those words that has a habit of raising expectations, and that’s not always a good thing. Bosnian Rainbows are certainly an act who fit firmly into the supergroup category, made up of former The Mars Volta members Omar Rodríguez-López and Deantoni Parks, plus Le Butcherettes vocalist Teri Gender Bender, and Nicci Kasper on keys.

Considering this musical prog-punk pedigree, it’s no wonder how hard it is to get close to the stage of London’s 100 Club for the band’s headline set. This intimate venue has built its reputation on being the place where numerous punk legends, such as Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Adicts, have cut their teeth.

This proves to be a fitting lineage for tonight’s show. The low ceiling and tightly packed crowd give proceedings a sweaty house party feel. And as Bosnian Rainbows take the stage, cheers are hushed into near silence and the band launches straight into the sinister synths of ‘Eli’, the opening track from their forthcoming self-titled album.

The fact that the band have been constantly on tour since their inception in 2012 shines through as the four-piece instantly come together like a tightly honed machine. Rodríguez-López’s virtuoso guitar work fits seamlessly with the pounding beats and rhythmic synths of Parks and Kasper.

It’s clear, however, that the stage belongs to leading lady Teri Gender Bender. Having a name reminiscent of ’70s punk icons like Poly Styrene is no accident. Her stage presence is drenched in gloriously exhibitionist spirit as she dominates the stage like a cross between Alice Glass and Patti Smith.

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Teri Gender Bender takes over the NYC Subways