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STREAM: Butter The Children – “Spit It Out”

Butter The Children, a four-piece post-punk group of indie lifers from Brooklyn, is your new favorite band if you like your rock with both fangs and pop ambition. Fronted by Inna Mkrtycheva, the band includes Ray Weiss on guitar, J Boxer on bass, and Jordyn Blakely on drums.

Built from the seeds of countless cool-kid favorites (Sweet Bulbs, Night Manager, Fiasco, Le Rug) and the dust of deep-borough warehouse venues, Butter The Children successfully summons the ghosts of underground rock music history like few of their contemporaries.

On their debut EP True Crime, the band mixes the textured melancholy of The Smiths, C86 bands’ jangly guitars, the violently gauzy levitation of My Bloody Valentine and early Blondie’s sweetly-punk melodicism into a refreshingly loud, dangerous and pop-conscious dagger.

True Crime feels like those perfect old punk albums where there’s no excess – just a sugary dose of loud guitars, muscular bass, tsunami drums and morose lyrics about dejected wanderers.

True Crime is out August 20th with Downtown Records. Listen to the first single, “Spit It Out,” at Stereogum now!


08/20 Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent

Butter The Children
True Crime EP
(Downtown Records)
Street Date: August 20, 2013

1. Spit It Out
2. Loose
3. Dennis