Michael C. Hall ( Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Lazarus), Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood) and Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie, Cyndi Lauper) recently announced the formation of their avant-indie trio Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum. The group has released a pulsating dance track called “Come Talk To Me.” Check out the first look from Billboard HERE. The band’s debut EP is set for release this spring. Fans can also check out their first single, “Ketamine,” which was released last month, and shows a completely different, more subdued side of the experimental band.
Come Talk To Me – Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum
Speaki ng with Billboard about “Come Talk To Me,” Hall describes the new single as something you might hear in ” [a] dystopian prison camp, where the prisoners were kept under control by being given psychedelic drugs,”… “And then they have dance parties…raves all night. Occasional raves,” adds Katz-Bohen.
Last weekend, the band played a sold-out show at Mercury Lounge, and coincidentally the performance also fell on Hall’s birthday. Debbie Harry surprised the band onstage and led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday.” Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum will return to Mercury Lounge on Thursday, March 12th.
Hall, Yanowitz and Katz-Bohen decided to form the band after first working together on the set of the Broadway smash-hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Their shared love of pushing art into uncharted territories resulted in adventurous and bold experimental arrangements that incorporate everything from distorted synth rock and ethereal electronics to dreamy folk and R&B. It’s an intoxicating mix that transcends genre.
Hall has earned many accolades for his acting chops, including an Emmy nomination for his work on the HBO drama Six Feet Under, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for the acclaimed Showtime series Dexter, and was selected by David Bowie to star in his musical, Lazarus. Michael assumed the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway on October 16, 2014 and performed the role until January 18, 2015. His bandmates boast similarly prodigious resumes. Yanowitz began his career playing 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 the likes of Boy George and Cyndi Lauper.