Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Beths - "Out of Sight"

Photo by Maison Fairey
It's no secret that we're huge fan of The Beths here at If It's Too Loud... They play a modern 90's infested version of alt-power pop that hits just about everything we need out of music. Their latest single, "Out of Sight," is especially a delight. Sure, it has what we want out of a song from The Beths. Plenty of fuzzed out guitars, almost unbearably catchy, and lyrics bordering on too personal. But one unexpected aspect of "Out of Sight" is how gorgeous it is, which is something rarely said of songs that aren't ballads. 

Elizabeth Stokes says of the song: The band playing on ‘Out Of Sight’ is more fragile than we usually allow ourselves to be. We are trying to listen more deeply and be more open ended, it was confronting to do and sometimes even frustrating. But it came out great, Ben’s bass playing especially is beautifully melodic and gives the song a unique texture."

You can watch the video for "Out of Sight" below. Jump Rope Gazers, the upcoming album from The Beths, will be out July 10 on Carpark Records. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on The Beths, check them out on Facebook and Twitter. Current tour dates are below the video. (Europe, New Zealand, and Australia, so these could actually happen...)

Sat. July 11 - Auckland, NZ @ Power Station
Sun. Nov 8 - Perth, WA @ HBF Park*
Wed.  Nov. 11 - Melbourne, VIC @ Marvel Stadium*
Sat. Nov. 14 - Sydney, NSW @ Bankwest Stadium*
Tue. Nov. 17 - Brisbane, QLD @ QSAC Stadium*
Fri. Nov. 20 - Dunedin, NZ @ Forsyth Barr Stadium*
Sun. Nov. 22 - Auckland, NZ @ Mt Smart Stadium*
Tue. March 30 - Southampton, UK @ The Loft
Wed. March 31 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Thu. April 1 - Manchester, UK @ Club Academy

Fri. April 2 - Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke’s
Sat. April 3 - Dublin, IE @ The Workman’s Club
Mon. April 5 - Bristol, UK @ SWX
Tue. April 6 - Birmingham, UK @ Castle and Falcon
Wed. April 7 - London, UK @ O2 Kentish Town
Thu. April 8 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
Fri. April 9 - Paris, FR @ Point Éphémère
Sat. April 10 - Lyon, FR @ Marché Gare - Hors les murs
Sun. April 11 - Milan, IT @ BIKO
Tue. April. 13 - Düdingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
Wed. April 14 - Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
Thu. April 15 - Munich, DE @ Kranhalle
Fri. April 16 - Vienna, AT @ B72
Sat. April 17 - Prague, CZ @ Underdogs' Ballroom
Sun. April 18 - Belin, DE @ Lido
Tue. April 20 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Ideal Bar
Wed. April 21 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Thu. April 22 - Cologne, DE @ Artheater
Fri. April 23 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Sun. April 25 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
*w/ Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy

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