Wanna talk about variety? Mexican quartet Le Butcherettes explore almost every genre imaginable with ‘Don’t Bleed’.
The seven track EP jumps from one musical corner to the next with every track. Starting off with a demo-sounding snippet of raspy vocals and an acoustic guitar, it instantly throws a curveball with the following pop-y, but somehow also classic rock/punk influenced ‘Out For You’.
A loose theme of womanhood and female empowerment connects it all back together, but the musical vibes couldn’t be more distant. Despite that, it doesn’t sound forced, nor does it give you a sense of discomfort when listening to it from front to back.
The progression is fluid and when you get to the rather heavily electronic ‘Love Someone’, it seems like a natural artistic character development rather than a manufactured marketing strategy. Somehow you come to think that this EP couldn’t have ended in a different way than with something so close to Portishead as ‘Boom’.
With a running time of barely twenty minutes, ‘Don’t Bleed’ is a prime example of what you can achieve, and how much diversity you can show in this short of a time if you just let your creativity run free.