Better Things Release New Single
Burlington, VT’s alt-punk band Better Things has released their new single “Named After A Kiss Song.” The track will be on the band’s upcoming album Getting Worse, which will be released on August 19th.
“I wrote this song as a valentine’s day present for a girl who later shit on my heart,” says vocalist Brad Yandow. “Originally, I intended for it to be entirely acoustic and eventually I talked to the band about putting it on this album. In the studio I taught them all three notes and bada-bing bada-boom.”
The recording of the track came together very quickly says the band’s producer Ryan Cohen, who owns Robot Dog Studio in VT. “I love the simplicity of this song,” says Cohen. “I think Brad took two takes and we were like, ‘Cool. Sounds good. Let’s get some Moe’s'”
“Named After A Kiss Song” is available for purchase on Bandcamp.
Upcoming Better Things Tour Dates:
July 15th – Rutland, VT July 16th – Haverhill, MA July 17th – Manchester, NH July 19th – Brattleboro, VT July 21st – Brooklyn, NY
About Better Things:
Formed in early 2014 by Brian LaClair (vocals / guitar), Brad Yandow (vocals / guitar), and Mark Weber (drums), the band evolved from several high school projects each were involved with. Bassist Quintin Cardinal would join the band later that year. Each member comes from a background of distinctively different tastes. One member cites Limp Bizkit among their inspirations, while another Less Than Jake. It’s that diversity that sets Better Things apart, and makes them the band they are today.
Better Things released their debut EP These Roads Lead to Nowhere in the summer of 2014, followed by the one-off single/music video “Hindsight 20/20” in December of that year. In 2015, they embarked on several tours of New England while simultaneously writing and recording new music. In March 2016 the band toured to SXSW to play the Romantic Rock showcase sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon. They traveled down the East Coast to Florida, through Alabama and Louisiana, playing many shows along the way.
Getting Worse, their first full-length album with producer Ryan Cohen (Robot Dog Studio, Vermont), walks on a tightrope between many different genres; pop-punk, emo, hard rock, rap. Every piece of the album was taken from the experiences the band had while coming of age. “25 Miles Per Hour Blues,” the first single, was released after returning from SXSW. The song has its roots in their hometown where vehicular travel is limited to only 25 MPH. The song is about feeling like you’re not progressing… whether it’s in your career, mentality, relationships. The music video for this song was filmed entirely in an elevator, with the help of multiple local organizations in Burlington.]]>