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Le Butcherettes were founded in Mexico in 2008 by vocalist/guitarist Teri Gender Bender (Denver-born and Mexican-bred Teri Suarez) and former drummer Auryn Jolene. The band quickly garnered underground acclaim for its outrageous live shows: They dressed in '50s-era women's clothing, and employed —for political purposes—feather dusters, brooms, aprons, fake blood, flour, eggs, meat, and a real pig's head—depicting women as slaves of the household. Jolene left the band in 2009. Gender Bender relocated to Los Angeles and recruited drummer Gabe Serbian of the Locust and itinerant bassist Jonathan Hischke (whose credits include Marnie Stern, Aaron Ross, and Joan of Arc), making Le Butcherettes a trio. The new band quickly gained recognition among musicians, which led to Le Butcherettes opening for Dead Weather in Mexico City and Guadalajara, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in their three Mexican shows on their 2010 tour. Mars Volta guitarist, composer, and producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez signed Le Butcherettes to his own Rodriguez-Lopez Productions imprint in 2010, and shortly thereafter produced their first single, "Henry Don't Got Love," which appeared as a free download. Rodriguez-Lopez also produced and played bass on their debut long-player, Sin Sin Sin, with drummer Normandi Heuxdaflo. The album was issued on his label in the spring of 2011. Even though the recording employed a different lineup, the intial trio configuration remains together as a live unit.