“Michael C. Hall goes full-on indie rock God … 1980s-inspired, synth-pop groove. It’s as if he and his bandmates consolidated the chaos of 2020 into danceable exuberance.” –Huffington Post
January 13, 2021 – Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum have released “Armageddon Suite,” the third track from their forthcoming debut album, THANKS FOR COMINGPRESS HERE to stream/download and HERE to watch the eerie and compelling video that builds a mysterious narrative in classic filmmaking style, calmly cutting to the melancholy melody of the song.
“‘Armageddon Suite’ is about having a more heightened romantic sense facilitated by the world ending,” says Michael C. Hall.
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). The band’s debut album is available for pre-order/pre-save now (PRESS HERE) and includes previously released tracks “Cruel World,” a cover of the Phantogram song that has turned into a fan-favorite and longtime staple in their live shows – PRESS HERE to stream/download and HERE to watch the official video that explodes into an intense wall of sound amidst Earth’s natural elements; and “Eat An Eraser” – PRESS 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. Full tracklisting can be found below!
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.
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 Underand a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for the acclaimed Showtime series Dexter. Hall 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. Peter 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 Boy George and Cyndi Lauper.
Stay tuned for more to come from Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum!