After a whirlwind of dates in the US, UK, EU and Australia, The Beths will be returning to our shores for five shows in mid September.
The tour is in support of their newly minted album 'Future Me Hates Me' which comes out today, August 10th via Carpark Records in Washington DC. Anyone who's seen The Beths live already can testify to their electric magnetism and fun arrangements.
“There’s a lot of sad sincerity in the lyrics,” says Stokes, “That relies on the music having a light heart and sense of humor to keep it from being too earnest.” Channeling their stew of personal-canon heroes while drawing inspiration from contemporaries like Alvvays and Courtney Barnett, The Beths serve up deeply emotional lyrics packaged within heavenly sounds that delight in probing the limits of the pop form.
“That’s another New Zealand thing,” Stokes concludes with a laugh. “We’re putting our hearts on our sleeves—and then apologizing for it.” The result is nothing less than one of the standout records of 2018, who's title single has made the venerable 2018 Silver Scroll's long list.
The band will be joined on all dates by Wellington's Hans Pucket, except Queenstown - where Fables will be supporting the band.