Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen Are Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum | Trio Releases “Nevertheless” Video and Announces EU Headline Tour

Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen Are
Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum
Trio Releases Dylan Greenberg-Directed Video For New Single
Announces Fall European Headline Tour Dates & Show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge on October 30th
“The clip was directed by cult filmmaker Dylan Greenberg and boasts an eye-popping, Eighties-style aesthetic. Hall appears as a disembodied head that tries to ensnare Katz-Bohen and Yanowitz with his mind control powers, and it’s up to the two musicians to make it out of this surreal maze.”
–Rolling Stone
“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.”
“Taking inspiration from club music, ’80s new wave and their Broadway origins, the trio are making music under a deeply whimsical moniker.”
“[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
“Fans of the Dexter/Six Feet Under TV star’s stage work, be it in Hedwig, Chicago, Cabaret, or especially Lazarus, the musical co-written by ultimate rock ‘n’ roll shapeshifter David Bowie, won’t be surprised to hear Hall fronting such a daring (and credible) musical project.”
–Yahoo! Music
“An unexpected album full of Underworld-style bangers.”
“One of the most intriguing debuts of 2021.”
“Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum’s self-titled EP arrived last April, reflecting the ensemble’s shared love of ‘80s new wave records, as well as the dark synth sounds and dramatic vocals that have long defined that era. The band’s debut album, ‘THANKS FOR COMING,’ pushed those intentions even further.”
“‘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 Telegraph
“The fact that all three members met on the set of a rock opera makes a lot of sense. Even the band’s name has a kind of fragile grandeur; the melodrama of their songs tempered by throbbing electronics, driving bass and cavernous reverb. On the band’s debut album, ‘THANKS FOR COMING,’ Hall’s voice is unmistakable: stage-crafted and tightly enunciated, but with an audible cynicism.”
–The Line of Best Fit
“Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum’s debut album is remarkably subtle, sly, and sexy avant-pop.”
–FLOOD Magazine
“”An unexpected album full of Underworld-style bangers.”
New York, NY – August 25, 2021 – Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum (Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen) are excited to share the official video for “Nevertheless” and announce a series of Fall European Headline Tour Dates. PRESS HERE to watch and HERE to read the announcement via Rolling Stone. Tickets for the tour go on sale on this Friday, August 27 and the full routing can be found below. For fans in New York, the band has also announced their return to Mercury Lounge on October 30. PRESS HERE for more information.
The eerie new video, directed by cult filmmaker Dylan Greenberg, features bandmembers Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie) and Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood) falling prey to a sinister mind control program, portrayed by Michael C. Hall’s disembodied head. As the duo attempts to escape through a neon-lit, 80s-inspired digital maze, Michael’s hypnotic voice taunts “nevertheless.”
“The disembodied head was a component we had in mind when shooting in front of the green screen,” says Michael C. Hall. “But we owe the way it’s executed to Dylan’s playfulness and intuitive sense of the song. The 2-headed footage of me that appears on the TV screen in the video was in fact shot in the shower of my ‘Dexter’ trailer.”
“Dylan’s music video work, their work with Troma, and their postmodern camp, over-the-top, outlandish visual and narrative aesthetic was the perfect pairing for the pulsing dystopia of ‘Nevertheless,’” says Matt Katz-Bohen; and Peter Yanowitz adds, “We felt like we were in great hands throughout. A lot of our videos we go out and just sort of see what happens, but this one Dylan had a very specific vision and gave us really detailed direction, it was refreshing to work like that.”
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). Princess Goes released their debut full-length album, THANKS FOR COMING, earlier this year which was preceded by their self-titled EP. Both received rave reviews from Paper, Alternative Press, Associated Press, Consequence of Sound, People, American Songwriter, Magnet, FLOOD, Forbes, Huffington Post, NME, Line of Best Fit, The Independent, Entertainment Tonight. 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.
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. 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.
Stay tuned for more updates and information in the coming weeks!
Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum Fall European Tour Dates
November 27 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
November 28 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
November 29 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day
November 30 – London, UK – Bush Hall
December 2 – Bedford, UK – Esquires
December 3 – Birmingham, UK – The Castle & Falcon
December 4 – Swansea, UK – Sin City
December 5 – Glasgow, UK – Mono
December 7 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Sports Club
December 8 – Dublin, IE – The Workman’s Club
December 9 – Liverpool, UK – 24 Kitchen Street
December 11 – Kyiv, UKR – Beletage
December 13 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
December 14 – Berlin, GER – Hole 44
December 15 – Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
December 16 – Cologne, GER – Kantine