The Beths announce Future Me Hates Me for 8/10 relase

by Woody on May 11, 2018

Photo by Mason Fairey

The Beth are a New Zealand quartet fronted by Elizabeth Stokes. They play an infectious brand of pop-punk and have a found a good home with Carpark Records for their debut, Future Me Hates Me. Here’s Stokes on the title track.

“There’s a lot of sad sincerity in the lyrics. 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.”

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