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


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

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

“I’ve put myself in a spot the place I’m simply damage, and typically sufficient is sufficient,” she attests, referencing to the tune title. “If there is no such thing as a wholesome you, then there can’t be wholesome love with different individuals in relationships.” The clip then cuts to a scene the place the singer-songwriter rocks a slathering purple stripe throughout her face. “For me, it’s a disconnection of persona,” she explains, “I’m all the time looking to scrub that away and really feel complete once more. It’s that duality, that internal battle.”

First shaped in Guadalajara, Mexico and now based mostly in El Paso, Le Butcherettes are comprised of Suárez, Alejandra Robles and brothers Marfred and Rikardo López-Rodríguez — youthful brothers of Omar, guitarist of At-The Drive-In and the Mars Volta. Le Butcherettes have beforehand toured with the likes of Iggy Pop, Deftones, The Flaming Lips, and can kick off their fall tour with help 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 eight — Puebla, MX @ Festival Catrina

* — With Death from Above