Watch Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum’s Trippy New Video for ‘Eat An Eraser’ (Fronted by Actor Michael C. Hall)

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Actor Michael C. Hall has built a legacy for his roles in quirky, irreverent shows such as Six Feet Under and Dexter, and is a master at portraying characters that stick with you long after the show is over. The same can be said for Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum, the indie/pop/experimental band fronted by Hall and featuring drummer Peter Yanowitz (the Wallflowers) and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie).

The group shared a new music video on Wednesday, and “Eat An Eraser” is a head-trip of a clip. The heavily stylized video features a digital rendering of Hall as he makes a bunch of strange gestures and dances, and the whole effect is rather anxious and unsettling (as it should be, given its subject matter). Musically, it’s some quality synth-pop with a nod to the past, and it’s worth a watch:

“The title comes from a line in the final verse of the song. It’s a cultural invitation to erase awareness of certain existential realities … not that that makes them any less real,” said Hall in a statement. “We hope the song and video resonate, but once we release something, it doesn’t really belong to us anymore. The meaning’s about however any individual listener interacts with it. There are as many takes on the song as there are people who listen. For us, the way the record sounds and what it says is of the moment. We’re citizens of the world, and now is when we made it.”

“Eat An Eraser” is a preview of the new studio album from Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum. The band’s first full-length, it’s titled Thanks for Coming and will be released on Feb. 12.

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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