Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum (Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen) are excited to share the official video for “Nevertheless” and announce a series of Fall European Headline Tour Dates. Tickets for the tour go on sale on this Friday, August 27 and the full routing can be found below. For fans in New York, the band has also announced their return to Mercury Lounge on October 30th.
The eerie new video, directed by cult filmmaker Dylan Greenberg, features bandmembers Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie) and Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood) falling prey to a sinister mind control program, portrayed by Michael C. Hall’s disembodied head. As the duo attempts to escape through a neon-lit, 80s-inspired digital maze, Michael’s hypnotic voice taunts “nevertheless.”
“The disembodied head was a component we had in mind when shooting in front of the green screen,” says Michael C. Hall. “But we owe the way it’s executed to Dylan’s playfulness and intuitive sense of the song. The 2-headed footage of me that appears on the TV screen in the video was in fact shot in the shower of my ‘Dexter’ trailer.”
“Dylan’s music video work, their work with Troma, and their postmodern camp, over-the-top, outlandish visual and narrative aesthetic was the perfect pairing for the pulsing dystopia of ‘Nevertheless,’” says Matt Katz-Bohen; and Peter Yanowitz adds, “We felt like we were in great hands throughout. A lot of our videos we go out and just sort of see what happens, but this one Dylan had a very specific vision and gave us really detailed direction, it was refreshing to work like that.”
Watch the video for ‘Nevertheless’ – BELOW:
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). Princess Goes released their debut full-length album, THANKS FOR COMING, earlier this year which was preceded by their self-titled EP. Both received rave reviews.
The trio eschews traditional rock instrumentation in favour of the stripped-down synthesizer-and-drum attack, and 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. 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.
Michael C. Hall is a musical talent and a longstanding Broadway performer, having played leading roles in Chicago, Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and was selected by David Bowie to star in his musical, Lazarus. He has also earned many accolades for his acting, including an Emmy nomination for his work on the HBO drama Six Feet Under and a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for the acclaimed Showtime series Dexter.
His bandmates boast similarly prodigious resumes. Peter Yanowitz began his career playing the drums in The Wallflowers before going on to co-found indie stalwarts Morningwood and work with artists as varied as Natalie Merchant, Yoko Ono, Andrew W.K., Allen Ginsberg, and Billy Bragg & Wilco, who enlisted him to perform on their seminal ‘Mermaid Avenue’ collaboration. Keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen spent the last decade touring and recording with Blondie, in addition to working with Boy George and Cyndi Lauper.
Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum Fall European Tour Dates
November 27 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
November 28 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
November 29 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day
November 30 – London, UK – Bush Hall
December 2 – Bedford, UK – Esquires
December 3 – Birmingham, UK – The Castle & Falcon
December 4 – Swansea, UK – Sin City
December 5 – Glasgow, UK – Mono
December 7 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Sports Club
December 8 – Dublin, IE – The Workman’s Club
December 9 – Liverpool, UK – 24 Kitchen Street
December 11 – Kyiv, UKR – Beletage
December 13 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
December 14 – Berlin, GER – Hole 44
December 15 – Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
December 16 – Cologne, GER – Kantine