The Beths – “Soul Meets Body” (Death Cab For Cutie Cover)

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Big week for Death Cab For Cutie covers! First Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst broke out “Title And Registration” at a Better Oblivion Community Center show, and now the Beths have released a rendition of “Soul Meets Body,” off the band’s 2005 album Plans. (Last month, Halsey and “Yungblud” More »

Artist Portraits From Stereogum Range Life 2019

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bbymuthaStereogum is in Texas for SXSW right now, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, we played host to an unofficial day party showcase at Cheer Up Charlies in downtown Austin. We know how to throw a party, and we got both established names and exciting up-and-comers, many of them pulled from our own BandMore »

Stereogum Range Life 2019 Recap: 2 Days, 24 Bands, 500 Packs Of Gum

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Charly BlissStereogum returned to Texas in full force this year for Stereogum Range Life 2019, throwing a two-day day party in downtown Austin during the SXSW festivities. We took over the indoor and outdoor stages of Cheer Up Charlies on Tuesday and Wednesday, helping to get the week off to a strong … More »

The Beths – “Uptown Girls” Video

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The Beths - "Uptown Girls"Kiwi pop-punk quartet the Beths have shared a new video for “Uptown Girls.” The track was featured on their 2018 debut album Future Hates Me, a record so good that we had to include them in our roundup of last year’s Best New Bands. More »

The Beths – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

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The BethsIt’s almost almost Christmas, and the holiday music rollout is well underway. Artists have been releasing seasonal sounds for months now, but this week we’ve gotten some tracks of particular interest. More »

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2018

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Best New Bands 2018This fall, an artist found her voice. In A Star Is Born, Ally Campana goes from unknown to sensation in under a year. The movie is unrealistic wish fulfillment, but her upward trajectory embodies our hope for all artists, at least on a smaller scale: to become popular enough to follow their muse without sacrificing … More »

The Beths – “Happy Unhappy” Video

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“Happy Unhappy” is the Beths’ second single off their upcoming album Future Me Hates Me out this summer via Carpark. And the accompanying video sees the New Zealand pop-punk outfit back in their usual playground of strange. More »

The Beths – “Future Me Hates Me” Video

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The Beths - Future Me Hates MeNew Zealand pop-punk quartet the Beths’ melodic new single “Future Me Hates Me” is the title track on their upcoming summer album. Just as their 2016 debut EP Warm Blood, which was reissued last month on Carparks Records, shined in its versatility, “Future Me Hates Me” is a bright, jingly track that plays with … More »

Kiwi pop-punkers (punk-poppers?) The Beths sign to Carpark Records, re-release debut EP on cassette, announce gnarly world tour dates

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I reckon Auckland, New Zealand’s catchiest indie/pop/punk-band The Beths have been busier than a one-armed paper hanger recently trying to keep up with the whizzing miscellany of musical exploits and fortuitous career-related events that have befallen them over these past several weeks.

For starters, Washington DC’s Carpark Records announced they had beaten off stiff competition from Columbia, RCA, and Sony Music to sign the band to a MONSTER, LeBron James-style, multi-year deal that will guarantee the release of no less than a dozen full-length albums over the next quarter century.

Next, (well, ok let’s back up…I guess I should clarify for statutory purposes that that part about RCA, Columbia, Sony, and a dozen records over 25 years is complete and utter bullshit)…

Anyway: NEXT, Carpark announced that the band’s debut album Warm Blood — which has been cited as “the catchiest record you’ve (n)ever heard” — had been re-released on cassette (and digital), and is currently available for download and/or purchase.

And, FINALLY, just the other day, the band announced plans to leave the proverbial carpark and take over the indie pop world on monstrous (actually, I should clarify for statutory purposes that it’s pretty standard-length, I guess) European and North American tour this May and June — in supposed celebration of their new deal with, ehm, Carpark.

So, yeah: how’s that for a wild friggin’ couple-a weeks for the Kiwi-based band? Pretty crazy, right?

You can order and/or stream Warm Blood right over here, and be sure to check out the complete list of tour dates and venue locations right down below. It’ll be the band’s very first Western Hemisphere voyage, so if you make it out to a show, be sure to show them some of that good lovin’ that we here on the left side of the prime meridian are known for (I should clarify for statutory purposes that that makes no sense whatsever, but let’s just go with it…)

Warm Blood tracklisting:

01. Whatever
02. Warm Blood
03. Idea/Intent
04. Rush Hour 3
05. Lying In The Sun

The Beths on tour:

05.10.18 – Dublin, IRE – Workman’s Club
05.12.18 – London, UK – The Radio Days Cafe
05.14.18 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
05.15.18 – Manchester, UK – 57 Thomas Street
05.16.18 – Newport, UK – Le Pub
05.20.18 – Exeter, UK – The Cavern
05.21.18 – Leeds, UK – Wharf Chambers ^
05.22.18 – Glasgow, UK – Bar Bloc ^
05.23.18 – Edinburgh, UK – Henry’s Cellar Bar ^
05.24.18 – Durham, UK – Empty Shop ^
05.25.18 – Portsmouth, UK – Wave Maiden
05.26.18 – Paris, FR – Le Popin
05.27.18 – Lille, FR – Do It Yourself Cafe
06.01.18 – Berlin, DE – Bei Ruth
06.03.18 – Langnau im Emmental, CH – Kaeptn Holger
06.07.18 – Hamburg, DE – TBD
06.09.18 – Kiel, DE – Secret Lake House Party
06.11.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville *
06.13.18 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s
06.14.18 – Washington, DC – Otherfeels
06.16.18 – Chicago, IL – Charm School
06.20.18 – San Francisco, CA – The Battery
06.22.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Make Out Music

^ Fresh
* Peach Kelli Pop

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The Beths are a New Zealand band who play gleaming guitar rock with a major melodic charge. The way they landed on that sound is fascinating: Four jazz students at the University of Auckland bonded over their childhood love for pop-punk. More »