VIDEO: Butter The Children – “Spit It Out” (Dir by. Lyle Owerko) –
Butter The Children is set to release their new True Crime EP on August 20th with Downtown Records. Today, they debut a video for the single “Spit It Out”. The clip is directed by Lyle Owerko – a famed visual artist known for taking the iconic photo which graced the cover of Time Magazine’s September 11 issue, as well as his stylishly obsessive documentation of boomboxes.
Watch it now at Spin!
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.
BUTTER THE CHILDREN
08/20 Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent *
08/24 New York, NY – Cake Shop @
08/29 Brooklyn, NY -Paperbox ^
09/03 Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery $
09/17 Brooklyn, NY – Grand Victory %
10/18 Brooklyn, NY – Silent Barn Halloween Show
* = w/ Field Mouse
@ = w/ Two Inch Astronaut, Gross Relations, Bent Shapes Record Release
^ = w/ Bloom, a New Bug, Streight Angular
$ = w/ Sparxx, Electric People, Bob & Martha
% = w/ DTCV
1. Spit It Out