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"Butter the Children-Spit it Out"

Butter the Children demo EP from last year was one of my absolute favorite releases: a twisted concoction of shoegaze and indie rock, with a damaged & dark art rock influence lurking underneath. And wonderfully, there hasn't been a wait to hear more material from them; they'll be releasing their first "proper" EP True Crime in August. "Slip it Out", the EP/7" A-side is an ever so more refined take on their demo's sound, mostly likely from being able to enter a proper studio. The slight haze has been lifted, and what's left is a razor sharp track. The guitar is both sprawling and dagger like in its riffs, the drum work nice yet manic, and Inna Mkrtycheva vocals are even more powerful then they were before, always catchy and sweet, yet at the same time having a knowing malice to them that amplifies "Spit it Out"'s still dark energy. The video helps to convey all this even more, a stylistic throw back to the bleaker days of New York City, and all the depravity and creation that the city helped to create. "Spit it Out" an absolutely monster of a song, managing to squeeze so much energy and damaged life into its two and half minutes that I can hardly believe the track doesn't collapse. "Spit it Out" is just flat-out glorious, noisy indie rock of the tallest order. - the creative intersection


"Butter the Children-Spit it Out"

Butter the Children demo EP from last year was one of my absolute favorite releases: a twisted concoction of shoegaze and indie rock, with a damaged & dark art rock influence lurking underneath. And wonderfully, there hasn't been a wait to hear more material from them; they'll be releasing their first "proper" EP True Crime in August. "Slip it Out", the EP/7" A-side is an ever so more refined take on their demo's sound, mostly likely from being able to enter a proper studio. The slight haze has been lifted, and what's left is a razor sharp track. The guitar is both sprawling and dagger like in its riffs, the drum work nice yet manic, and Inna Mkrtycheva vocals are even more powerful then they were before, always catchy and sweet, yet at the same time having a knowing malice to them that amplifies "Spit it Out"'s still dark energy. The video helps to convey all this even more, a stylistic throw back to the bleaker days of New York City, and all the depravity and creation that the city helped to create. "Spit it Out" an absolutely monster of a song, managing to squeeze so much energy and damaged life into its two and half minutes that I can hardly believe the track doesn't collapse. "Spit it Out" is just flat-out glorious, noisy indie rock of the tallest order. - the creative intersection


"Watch Butter the Children's Bleak, '70s-Groomed 'Spit It Out' Video"

Butter the Children resurrect post-punk's bleak color scheme and often high-speed melancholy in the video for "Spit It Out," a gauzy highlight from the Brooklyn crew's upcoming debut EP, True Crime. Directed by Lyle Owerko (previous video credits include Rufus Wainwright), the swift two-and-a-half-minute clip maintains a narrow focus: Frontwoman Inna Mkrtycheva, guitarist Ray Weiss, bassist J Boxer, and drummer Jordyn Blakely glare into a fisheye-lens camera, looking as if they stalked off the streets of Manchester circa 1979. - SPIN


"Watch Butter the Children's Bleak, '70s-Groomed 'Spit It Out' Video"

Butter the Children resurrect post-punk's bleak color scheme and often high-speed melancholy in the video for "Spit It Out," a gauzy highlight from the Brooklyn crew's upcoming debut EP, True Crime. Directed by Lyle Owerko (previous video credits include Rufus Wainwright), the swift two-and-a-half-minute clip maintains a narrow focus: Frontwoman Inna Mkrtycheva, guitarist Ray Weiss, bassist J Boxer, and drummer Jordyn Blakely glare into a fisheye-lens camera, looking as if they stalked off the streets of Manchester circa 1979. - SPIN


"Butter The Children - "Spit It Out" (Stereogum Premiere)"

Butter The Children are a 4-piece post-punk group from Brooklyn, made of former members of short-lived but locally-loved New York bands like Sweet Bulbs, Night Manager, Fiasco, and Le Rug. Following a self-released debut EP, Butter the Children will release their True Crime EP on August 20 via Downtown Records. Stream the first single, “Spit It Out,” below, an excellent introduction to the band’s way of simultaneously sounding sad and mad; balancing distorted punk guitars and aggressive energy with disaffected downer pop. - Stereogum


"Butter The Children - "Spit It Out" (Stereogum Premiere)"

Butter The Children are a 4-piece post-punk group from Brooklyn, made of former members of short-lived but locally-loved New York bands like Sweet Bulbs, Night Manager, Fiasco, and Le Rug. Following a self-released debut EP, Butter the Children will release their True Crime EP on August 20 via Downtown Records. Stream the first single, “Spit It Out,” below, an excellent introduction to the band’s way of simultaneously sounding sad and mad; balancing distorted punk guitars and aggressive energy with disaffected downer pop. - Stereogum


Discography

Butter The Children 7 song EP
Butter The Children, True Crimes, Downtown Records
releasing September 2013

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Butter The Children
An Alt-Rock Band From Brooklyn, New York, USA
Biography – True Crime EP

To Be Released: August 16, 2013 on Downtown Records

File Next To: My Bloody Valentine, Merchandise, The Smiths, Waxahatchee, Wild Nothing, Blondie

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.

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.

Inna Mkrtycheva – Vox
Ray Weiss – Guitar
Max Kagan – Bass Guitar
Jordyn Blakely – Drums