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Le Butcherettes Confront Toxic Relationships in New Video for ‘Strong/Enough’

El Paso psych-rockers announce tour dates, tease 2019 album produced by Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison

Garage punks Le Butcherettes get confrontational on their cheeky new video for “strong/ENOUGH,” the latest single off their upcoming fourth album. Due February 2019 via Rise Records, the untitled new album follows their psych-laden 2018 EP, struggle/STRUGGLE, and is produced by Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison.

Filmed in the beautiful, architectural Box House in the Hollywood Hills, the new video sees frontwoman Teri Gender Bender (née Teresa Suárez) going about her day dressed as a gigantic heart. The costume, she describes to Rolling Stone, is “a morbid-looking, deformed elephant-type heart with a David Lynch essence.” The Gus Black-directed visual is sourced straight from the song’s lyrics: “My heart is headed out the door,” Suárez howls, “Don’t need your abuse no more.” Suárez describes it as a metaphor for “parting ways from [a] devastating relationship.”

“I’ve put myself in a spot where I’m easily hurt, and sometimes enough is enough,” she attests, referencing to the song title. “If there is no healthy you, then there cannot be healthy love with other people in relationships.” The clip then cuts to a scene where the singer-songwriter rocks a slathering red stripe across her face. “For me, it’s a disconnection of personality,” she explains, “I’m always searching to wash that away and feel whole again. It’s that duality, that inner fight.”

First formed in Guadalajara, Mexico and now based in El Paso, Le Butcherettes are comprised of Suárez, Alejandra Robles and brothers Marfred and Rikardo López-Rodríguez — younger brothers of Omar, guitarist of At-The Drive-In and the Mars Volta. Le Butcherettes have previously toured with the likes of Iggy Pop, Deftones, The Flaming Lips, and will kick off their fall tour with support from Death From Above this November.

Le Butcherettes Fall 2018 Tour Dates

October 18  — San Diego CA @ Casbah
October 19  — Tijuana MX @ Moustache Bar
October 20  — Los Ángeles CA @ Hi Hat
November 11 — Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live! *
November 12 — Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live *
November 13 — Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
November 15 — Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
November 16 — Chicago, IL @ Metro *
November 17 — Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
November 18 — Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s *
November 20 — Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live *
November 21 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore *
November 23 — Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere: Hall *
November 24 — Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
November 25 — Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre *
November 26 — Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
November 27 — Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
November 29 — Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
December 8 — Puebla, MX @ Festival Catrina

* — With Death from Above

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