Le Butcherettes Announce New Album, ‘A Raw Youth’
Le Butcherettes have announced today (June 15) that they will release their third album, A Raw Youth, on Sept. 19 via Ipecac Recordings. The record features a couple of high-profile guest appearances from Iggy Pop and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. A Raw Youth was produced by Omar Rodriguez Lopez, who has produced all three of the band's albums and is singer Teri Gender Bender's bandmate in the groups Bosnian Rainbows and Kimono Kult.
Bender said in a press release that the album is primarily about conflict:
The focus of the album is the recurring conflict between minorities (the raw youths) and society: The oppressor and the oppressed. Each song is a different story of a youth from a different era. Some of them want to die because their faith in humanity has ended, some want to fight the authority, think outside themselves. ‘Sold Less Than Gold’ reflects the story of women who are sold into marriages or into sex slavery and how resilient their spirits are. Despite the different time periods, history repeats itself. There will always be conflict and sadly, despite the rebels in our history, there are people that are zombified. A Raw Youth is an awakened collective consciousness of wanting to live and not fear death.
A Raw Youth Tracklist
1. "Shave The Pride"
2. "My Mallely"
3. "Reason to Die Young"
4. "La Uva" (Ft. Iggy Pop)
5. "Sold Less Than Gold"
6. "Stab My Back"
7. "They F**k You Over"
8. "Witchless C Spot"
9. "The Hitch Hiker"
10. "Lonely & Drunk"
11. "Oil The Shoe If The Critter Knew Any Better"
12. "My Half" (Ft. John Frusciante)