New Zealand faves The Beths have their second album Jump Rope Gazers coming out in a month, and today they’ve shared the third single and video from it “Out of Sight”. Liz Stokes says:
“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.”
“Fragile” is a good shade on The Beths, as they beautifully transmute their usual peppy indie-punk style into a more dreamy and vulnerable affair that still packs their usual liveliness. Stokes already shouted out the bass, but the way her own vocals bounce against it is equally enchanting. The guitar and drums ensure that “Out of Sight” still has a driving momentum, and it all comes together to create one of The Beths’ most lovable songs to date.
This is only increased on viewing the video for “Out of Sight”, which features the quartet heading off into the countryside to appreciate nature.
The Beths’ new album Jump Rope Gazers is out on July 10 via Carpark. You can follow the band on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
They’ll also be heading to UK shores in 2021 for these dates:
Tue 30th March – Southampton, UK @ The Loft Wed 31st March – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club Thu 1st April – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy Fri 2nd April – Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke’s Sat 3rd April – Dublin, IE @ The Workman’s Club Mon 5th April – Bristol, UK @ SWX Tue 6th April – Birmingham, UK @ Castle and Falcon Wed 7th April – London, UK @ O2 Kentish Town Thu 8th April – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2