Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum have released the second track from their forthcoming debut album, putting their own avant-garde spin on Phantogram’s “Cruel World.” The trio’s cover has been a fan-favorite and longtime staple in their live shows – sporting a Mellotron-like introduction that immediately conjures up “Strawberry Fields Forever.” CLICK HERE to stream/download and HERE to watch the beautiful, melancholy video that explodes into an intense wall of sound amidst Earth’s natural elements. Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum is comprised of vocalist, lyricist, musician and actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), drummer Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood) and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie). They will release their debut album, THANKS FOR COMING, on February 12 which includes previously released single “Eat An Eraser.” CLICK HERE to stream/download and HERE to watch the official video for the track which likens an eraser to a memory-wiping device, speaking to the anxiety surrounding the forecasted apocalypse. THANKS FOR COMING is available for pre-order/pre-save now – CLICK HERE.
Taking their name from an idea that Katz-Bohen’s four-year-old daughter had for her imaginary band, Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum eschews traditional rock instrumentation in favor of stripped-down synthesizer-and-drum attack. A wealth of disparate influences flow into Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum’s songs – the glam, experimental, ambient music of David Bowie,Giorgio Moroder’s ‘70s disco productions for Donna Summer, ‘80s new wave dance music, contemporary electronic dance acts like Justice, and the roster of France’s Ed Banger label. A theatrical sensibility is part of the trio’s DNA, especially in live shows, having met several years ago on Broadway during the production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.