“It’s a joke; keep it in your pants,” Mike Patton, lead singer of Faith No More, told the crowd during Monday night’s sold-out show at Webster Hall. The outspoken musician mildly heckled the audience by telling them they looked like hipsters, but didn’t invite anyone to spit in his mouth or on him, as he would during the band’s peak in the Nineties. Led by a mellower Mike, the band performed six new songs from Sol Invictus, its first album since 1997, which will be released on May 19. Opening the evening was Mexican garage punk band Le Butcherettes. Lead singer Teri Gender-Bender (dubbed “The Latina Björk”) began singing “Stop,” a Spice Girls cover, before feverishly delving into an energetic set of original songs. Earlier in the day Faith No More performed on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Photos by Jena Ardell for the Village Voice.