Butcher Babies Announces "Uncovered" EP
Los Angeles outfit Butcher Babies has recorded an EP of cover tunes titled "Uncovered," and due for release on September 30th in North America (October 6th in Europe). The track listing is as follows:
1. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming to Take Me Away
3. Don't Give a Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped
Butcher Babies' Carla Harvey (vocals) comments: "It was a blast recording songs that we have been fans of our entire lives and putting our spin on them. We all chose a song that had some significance to us. My pick was 'They're Coming to Take Me Away' by Napolean XIV because I have a vivid memory of my stepdad, who I considered completely insane, playing it over and over again on his car stereo when I was a pre-teen. The song is about being taken away to a mental institution. I can still see him tapping his fingers on his steering wheel to the beat..."
Heidi Shepherd (vocals) adds: "As an eight or nine-year-old little girl, I used to rummage through my parents' albums and 8-tracks looking for some cool music. In hopes that my parents had at least a little bit of good taste, I would play every single song looking for something that I could latch on to. That's when I came across 'Crazy Horses' by The Osmonds; it was the heaviest song I had heard at that age. I would play that song over and over and over again, I was addicted. To this date, it's still one of my favorite songs and reminds me so much of growing up in Provo, Utah."
In regards to Butcher Babies' cover of The Osmonds' "Crazy Horses," Donny Osmond comments: "When we released 'Crazy Horses,' we were pushing against what The Osmonds were known for, but it became a greatest hit. The Butcher Babies have reinvented this song in a creative and innovative way -- and that's what music is about. Now...What if I had recorded 'Puppy Love' like this?"
Catch the band live on these dates:
9/12/2014--Knitting Factory--Reno, NV *
9/13/2014--Discovery Park--Sacramento, CA @ Afterschock Festival
9/14/2014--The Catalyst--Santa Cruz, CA *
9/27/2014--Pub Rock--Scottsdale, AZ **
9/28/2014--Launchpad--Albuquerque, NM **
9/30/2014--Aftershock--Merriam, KS **
10/1/2014--Mojoes--Joliet, IL **
10/3/2014--Altar Bar--Pittsburgh, PA **
10/4/2014--The Machine Shop--Flint, MI **
10/5/2014--Champions Park--Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/7/2014--Baltimore Soundstage--Baltimore, MD **
10/8/2014--Upstairs @ The Palladium--Worcester, MA **
10/10/2014--Santos Party House--New York, NY **
10/11/2014--District N9ne--Philadelphia, PA **
10/12/2014--Empire--West Springfield, VA **
10/14/2014--The Masquerade--Atlanta, GA **
10/16/2014--Scout Bar--Houston, TX **
10/17/2014--House of Rock--Corpus Christi, TX **
10/18/2014--Backstage Live--San Antonio, TX **
10/19/2014--Jake's--Backroom Lubbock, TX **
10/21/2014--The Black Sheep--Colorado Sheep, CO **
10/22/2014--Mesa Theatre & Club--Grand Junction, CO **
10/23/2014--Backstage Bar & Billiards--Las Vegas, NV **
10/24/2014--San Manuel Amphitheater--San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest
*=with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
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