Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum (Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen) Announce Arrival with Ominous Debut Video for ‘Ketamine’


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A new indie trio has been formed, and it demands your attention. The group, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum — yes, that’s their name for this project — includes actor Michael C. Hall, known for his stage work in addition to star-making runs on the Showtime series Dexter, Six Feet Under and Netflix’s Safe, among other roles), Peter Yanowitz of the Wallflowers (as well as stints with Natalie Merchant, Yoko Ono and Andrew W.K.) and Matt Katz-Bohen, known for his work with Cyndi Lauper and Blondie.

The trio, billed in the news release as ‘avant-indie,’ definitely fits that description in the haunting music video for its debut single, “Ketamine.” Starring Hall, the clip is a bit ominous to take in, which is entirely by design, of course, while the music is an intriguing, atmospheric composition.

The video was directed by David MacNutt, who previously worked on videos for MGMT and Wild Nothing, among others.

The formation of Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum — so named after a phrase suggested by Katz-Bohen’s daughter — came about after the three met during the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.

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.

“We all bring something unique to the project,” says vocalist Michael C. Hall. “We’re a three-legged stool; we couldn’t stand up without all of us working together. The first time we played together was a magical moment.”

The band’s debut EP will be out in Spring 2020, and as of this moment they have one concert on the schedule, set for the Mercury Lounge in New York City on Feb. 1.

Stay tuned for more from this undeniably intriguing project … and keep up with the band on Instagram here.

 


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