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Premiere: Better Off’s New Album MILK is Full of Weekend Anthems

Premiere: Better Off’s New Album MILK is Full of Weekend Anthems

Welcome to Friday afternoon; here are 13 rowdy, sad, emo-indebted rock tracks that will heighten and exaggerate all the emotions you are likely already exhibiting as you wait out the clock until your weekend release. Better Off, the Nashville-based foursome and composers and of said music have just released their sophomore album Milk, and we are supremely stoked to premiere it right here on Nerdist.

The album, which is out now via Equal Vision Records, feels like a reverential ode to bands that have influenced the group: think Motion City Soundtrack meets Saves The Day, meets Taking Back Sunday. Perhaps the fact that Saves The Day’s Arun Bali produced the peanut butter and jelly adorned album has something to do with this. And yet, all the tracks have a modern aggression and electricity that the group has worked hard to channel. Check out the YouTube stream above and prepare to feel, at once, nostalgic, angsty, happy, bummed, and rowdy.



Describing how the group collectively arrived at the sound of their sophomore record, guitarist-vocalist Luke Granered explains, “The thing that makes Milk most exciting for us as a band is the natural growth that happened in the process. We figured out what Better Off is supposed to sound like…It goes fast, it goes slow. It gets heavy, it gets light. But you should know it’s us when you hear it.”

Milk is out now via Equal Vision Records.

Better Off’s Tour Dates:

With Bayside, The Early November
Sep 13 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Sep 15 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Sep 16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Sep 17 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Sep 18 Rochester, NY @ Anthology

With Pentimento
Oct 14 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
Oct 15 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Oct 16 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
Oct 17 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct 18 St Louis, MO @ The Demo
Oct 20 Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
Oct 21 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
Oct 22 Nashville, TN @ The End
Oct 23 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Oct 24 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Oct 25 Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
Oct 27 Jacksonville, FL @ The Birdhouse
Oct 28 Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
Oct 29 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Oct 30 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Oct 31 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Nov 01 Howell, NJ @ Gamechangerworld
Nov 02 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
Nov 03 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
Nov 04 Hamden, CT @ The Space
Nov 05 Syracuse, NY @ Gorham Brothers Music
Nov 06 Toronto, CAN @ Sneaky Dee’s
Nov 07 Buffalo, NY @ The Studio at The Waiting Room*

Featured Image by Jered Scott

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