The Beths ‎| Jump Rope Gazers - Hex Record Shop
The Beths ‎| Jump Rope Gazers - Hex Record Shop

The Beths ‎| Jump Rope Gazers

LP

Vendor
Carpark Records
Regular price
£19.00
Sale price
£19.00
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per 
CAK143

On tangerine vinyl.

Everything changed for The Beths when they released their above mentioned debut album, Future Me Hates Me, in 2018. The indie rock band had long been nurtured within Auckland, New Zealand’s tight-knit music scene, working full-time during the day and playing music with friends after hours. Full of uptempo pop rock songs with bright, indelible hooks, the LP garnered them critical acclaim from outlets like Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, and they set out for their first string of shows overseas. They quit their jobs, said goodbye to their home town, and devoted themselves entirely to performing across North America and Europe. They found themselves playing to crowds of devoted fans and opening for acts like Pixies and Death Cab for Cutie. Almost instantly, The Beths turned from a passion project into a full-time career in music.

Songwriter and lead vocalist Elizabeth Stokes worked on what would become The Beths’ second LP, Jump Rope Gazers, in between these intense periods of touring. Like the group’s earlier music, the album tackles themes of anxiety and self-doubt with effervescent power pop choruses and rousing backup vocals, zeroing in on the communality and catharsis that can come from sharing stressful situations with some of your best friends. Stokes’s writing on Jump Rope Gazers grapples with the uneasy proposition of leaving everything and everyone you know behind on another continent, chasing your dreams while struggling to stay close with loved ones back home.

A1 I'm Not Getting Excited
A2 Dying To Believe
A3 Jump Rope Gazers
A4 Acrid
A5 Do You Want Me Now
B1 Out Of Sight
B2 Don't Go Away
B3 Mars, The God Of War
B4 You Are A Beam Of Light
B5 Just Shy Of Sure