New from Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum (ft. Michael C. Hall): ‘Armageddon Suite,’ Dream-Pop for the End of the World

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On Feb. 12, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum, an indie/pop/experimental band featuring actor Michael C. Hall (of Dexter and Six Feet Under), drummer Peter Yanowitz (the Wallflowers) and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie), will release its full-length debut album, Thanks For Coming. The album will hit digital platforms on Feb. 12 and physical formats on March 26.

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On Wednesday, the band shared a new music video for “Armageddon Suite,” a song with an elegant structure and dream-pop sensibilities that barely contains its simmering darkness beneath the surface.

‘Armageddon Suite’ is about having a more heightened romantic sense facilitated by the world ending,” explained Hall in a statement.

Here’s the clip:

“Armageddon Suite” follows a handful of other previously debuted videos as previews of the album. Here’s “Eat An Eraser,” a stylized video that really shows off the eclecticism and ambition of Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum:

The band also shared a cover of Phantogram’s “Cruel World,” which depicts another trip to the woods:

The album’s track listing:

Bombed Out Sites
Thanks For Coming
Too Cool To Care
Armageddon Suite
Eat An Eraser
The Deeper Down
Angela Peacock
Tomorrows Screams
Cruel World (Bonus Track)

As for a bit more about Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum, the origin of the band’s name and more:

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.

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