THE BETHS Future Me Hates Me


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Limited edition on cloudy blue vinyl with full size lyric insert and download.

The Beths occupy a warm, energetic sonic space between joyful hooks, sun-soaked harmonies, and acerbic lyrics. Future Me Hates Me delivers roadtrip-ready pleasures, each song hitting your ears with an exhilarating endorphin rush like the first time you heard the Breeders, Belly or Veruca Salt.

From the irresistible title track to future singles “Happy Unhappy” and “You Wouldn’t Like Me,” lead singer and primary songwriter Elizabeth Stokes commands a vocal range that spans from the brash confidence to disarming vulnerability. Dark lyrics explore complex topics. Ecstatic vocal harmonies bubble up like in the greatest pop and R+B of the ‘60s.

All four members of The Beths studied jazz at university, resulting in a toolkit of deft instrumental chops and tricked-out arrangements that operate on a level rarely found in guitar-pop. Beths guitarist and studio guru Jonathan Pearce (whose other acts as producer include recent Captured Tracks signing Wax Chattels) brings it all home with an approach that’s equal parts seasoned perfectionist and D.I.Y.

The Beths serve up deeply emotional lyrics packaged within heavenly sounds that delight in probing the limits of the pop form. The result is nothing less than one of the standout records of 2018.

Great No One
Future Me Hates Me
Uptown Girl
You Wouldn’t Like Me
Not Running
Little Death
Happy Unhappy
River Run: Lvl 1
Less Than Thou

Carpark Records
10 Aug 2018

Weight 0.23 kg


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