Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen Are Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum | Trio Releases “Too Cool To Care” Official Video

Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen Are
Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum
Trio Releases New Single & Official Video For
“The beauty of their debut album is in the way it ties together sounds ranging anywhere from synth pop and rock to post punk and disco alongside electronic elements, crafting an identity that’s impossible to pigeonhole.”
“The band explores electronics from multiple angles. From celestial Beach Boys vibes to soulful electro-pop grooves and the foreboding and whimsical, Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum are creating intersecting hybrids of introspective dark pop and contemporary readings of post-punk. At the center of it is Michael C. Hall’s considerable vocal/psychic range.”
–Alternative Press
“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
“Desert-inspired sound.”
–Entertainment Tonight
“Sonically lush.”
“[The] indie rock band led by Michael C. Hall spreads its wings with music that’s hard to pin down. The members defer when asked to describe their sound, preferring instead to say it’s what you might expect to hear in a butterfly museum. If that’s the case, expect the museum to play a mix of glam, dreamy ‘80s New Wave, acoustic folk, Nine Inch Nails intensity and lots of David Bowie.”
–Associated Press
 “Throughout his career, Michael C. Hall has shown a natural flair for versatility. In his band, Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum, Hall’s impressive vocals join the instrumental works of Peter Yanowitz from The Wallflowers and Matt Katz-Bohen from Blondie. Together, the supergroup fuses styles like classic rock, funk and electropop.”
“The music sizzles with tension, subtly pivoting between ‘80s darkwave and simple synth pop.”
–Consequence of Sound
“Don’t be fooled by the fanciful innocence of Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum. Though cultivated from the spirit of lively ‘70s bands, fantastical synthesizers, driving percussion and falsetto vocals, concepts like catastrophe-spurred romance and existential anxiety make the band and its debut LP, ‘THANKS FOR COMING,’ veer closer to the likes of the ‘Twilight Zone’ than Disney World.”
–American Songwriter
“An unexpected album full of underworld-style bangers.”
“One of the most intriguing debuts of 2021.”
“‘THANKS FOR COMING’ is a terrific record; intense, epic – switching between glam-rave-rock and anything synthpop with an entertaining amount of theatricality lingering from the trio’s Broadway origins. The band’s music reveals a range of influences, from Nine Inch Nails to New Order, from Giorgio Moroder to French dance outfit Justice to, yes, AOR titans Boston. Equally diverse is Hall’s vocal range.”
–The Independent
July 9, 2021 – Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum (Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen) have released a new single, “Too Cool To Care,” from their extraordinary debut album, THANKS FOR COMING (Morpho Music). PRESS HERE to listen and HERE to watch the official video that was shot in March 2020 and serves as eerie time capsule footage of pre-pandemic New York City. The trio recently released THANKS FOR COMING on special, limited edition vinyl. PRESS HERE to purchase and HERE to stream/download the album that Forbes calls a mixture of “sounds ranging anywhere from synth pop and rock to post punk and disco alongside electronic elements, crafting an identity that’s impossible to pigeonhole.”
“We hope people will sort of take a ride and go to all these different imaginative places; have an experience that feels like it’s facilitated only by listening to the record,” says Michael C. Hall. “Like it takes you to a place that you discover for having listened to it—a place you didn’t quite know about until you took the ride.”
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 songs on THANKS FOR COMING, most of which were created under the cloud of the pandemic in New York City, look into music’s future without ignoring its past. The folk-rock sound of “Armageddon Suite” is a reflection of Princess’ Bowie-esque roots, the group’s bonus-track cover of Phantogram’s  “Cruel World” sports a mellotron-like introduction that immediately conjures up “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Eat An Eraser” is a dreamy and dance-able track with an 80s-inspired synth-pop groove. Then there’s “Airhead,” a larger-than-life song with a skyrocketing hook that serves as a staggering example of Hall’s unmatched vocal prowess.
The trio eschews traditional rock instrumentation in favor of stripped-down synthesizer-and-drum attack, and 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. 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. They played the final show at Mercury Lounge following the release of their self-titled EP last spring before the city shut down, which was cited in The New York Times.
The band released their self-titled EP in spring 2020 (PRESS HERE to listen) along with videos for “Ketamine,” “Come Talk To Me,” “Love American Style” and “Vicious.” The music drew early praise from Paper, Alternative Press, Associated Press, Consequence of Sound, People, American Songwriter, Magnet and more.
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 Under and 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.
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)