Beauts releases their sophomore EP, Waves/Wash, on Friday, June 10. The video for the album's debut single, "Covers," premieres today via Grid City Magazine. Watch it HERE or below.
In support of the new record, Beauts embarks on a series of Eastern Canadian tour dates that includes performances at Flourish Festival in Fredericton, NB, Canadian Music Week in Toronto, ON, and Gridlock Festival in Halifax, NS. Dates are as follows:
April 22 - Saint John, NB @ Pepper's Pub April 23 - Fredericton, NB @ Shiftwork Studios (Flourish Festival)
April 29 - Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Tavern
May 05 - Toronto, ON @ 300 Club (Canadian Music Week)
May 07 - Toronto, ON @ The Rivoli (Canadian Music Week)
June 10 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub (EP Release)
June 25 - Charlottetown, PE @ Baba's Lounge
July 8-10 - Halifax, NS @ Gridlock Festival
Teeming with frantic energy beneath the haze of city lights, Beauts deliver achingly melodic pop-rock full of bittersweet hooks and shout-along choruses. On Waves/Wash, their second offering, the band once again channels the sweaty, anthemic summer drive of groups such as Japandroids and The Hold Steady, while wearing the influence of acts such as Wolf Parade and McLusky on their rolled-up sleeves.
Presented under the cover of chiming distorted guitars, driving bass lines, and seasoned story-telling, the four songs on Waves/Wash find Beauts exploring new territority while echoing the foundation laid out on their 2015 self-titled debut. Whether through the Constantines-inspired fuzz bass and the well-versed punk rock sneer on the first single, "Covers," the shimmering Cure-like post-pop riffs on "Ether," or the undeniable euphoric party chants ("My town! Not your town! / My crime! Not your crime!") on the EP's title track, Waves/Wash crystalizes the path forward for the five-piece band from Halifax, NS.
Sacrificing trendiness for gusto and chops for ferocity, Beauts are champions of circumstancial nostalgia. Neither maudlin nor graceful, their songs encapsulate narratives of tenacity and foolhardiness and couple them with a cautious eye towards the future. Like watching youth fade in the rearview mirror, these are songs that simultaneously burn with longing and glisten with anticipation.
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