New Zealand band The Beths just released their terrific debut full-length, Future Me Hates Me. As I wrote in Indie Basement:

The Beths make super tight, super crunchy power pop, thick with harmonies and fuzzed-out guitars. It’s very early-’90s in a Juliana Hatfield or Fastbacks kind of way, but with a My So Called Life sense of angst and uncertainty in Elizabeth Stokes’ often dark, self-deprecatingly witty lyrics. Most of the songs are at rocket pace, with an emotional rush in the melodies and harmonies that conveys the feelings even if you’re not paying attention to the lyrics. Those melodies, which sound alive and fresh, are what really make this record fly, and nearly every song on Future Me Hates Me could be a single. The best of them all is “Happy, Unhappy,” which would make a great alternate title for this bittersweet gem of a record.

You can stream the whole album, and check out a few of their videos, below.

The Beths will be on tour in North America this fall, hitting both coasts and points in between. There's a Brooklyn stop at Alphaville on October 12. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday, August 24 at 11 AM. All dates are listed below.

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The Beths - 2018 Tour Dates
SEP 02 Sydney, Australia King Street Crawl
SEP 04 Brisbane, Australia Big Sound Festival
SEP 07 Melbourne, Australia New Slang
SEP 08 Melbourne, Australia Yah Yah’s
SEP 13 Auckland, New Zealand Neck of the Woods
SEP 14 Wellington, New Zealand Meow
SEP 20 Dunedin, New Zealand The Cook
SEP 21 Christchurch, New Zealand Blue Smoke
SEP 22 Queenstown, New Zealand The Sherwood
SEP 29 - San Francisco - The Independent
OCT 01 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
OCT 02 - Seattle, WA - The Timbre
OCT 05 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
OCT 06 - Lansing, MI - Mother Evergreen
OCT 07 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
OCT 08 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
OCT 09 - Buffalo, NY - The 9th Ward at Babeville
OCT 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Alphaville
OCT 17 - Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn
OCT 26 Kraków, Poland Klub RE
OCT 27 Berlin, Germany Arkaoda
OCT 28 Cologne, Germany Die Hängenden Gärten von Ehrenfeld
OCT 30 The Hague, Netherlands Paard
OCT 31 Paris, France 1999
NOV 01 Angers, France Joker’s Pub
NOV 02 Bourdeaux, France El Chicho
NOV 03 Rennes, France 1988 Club
NOV 05 Bristol, United Kingdom The Crofters Rights
NOV 06 Manchester, United Kingdom Mancunia Records and Studio
NOV 07 Glasgow, United Kingdom Broadcast
NOV 08 Leicester, United Kingdom Duffy’s Bar
NOV 09 Bournemouth, United Kingdom The Anvil
NOV 10 Brighton, United Kingdom East Street Tap
NOV 11 London, United Kingdom The Sebright Arms
NOV 12 Brussels Belgium Chaff