After putting out their first EP Warm Blood in 2016, The Beths signed to Carpark Records, who issued their 2018 debut album
Future Me Hates Me. The records irresistible pop rock hooks drew acclaim from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, Stereogum, the A.V. Club, and a host of other publications, man
y of whom listed Future Me Hates Me among their favorite LPs of 2018. The album also made the shortlist for New Zealands 2018 Taite Music Prize, and Stokes has twice been nominated for the Silver Scroll Award, New Zealands most prestigious songwriting honor.
In 2019, The Beths were nominated for five Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, winning Best Group and Best Alternative Artist. After touring the northern hemisphere for a year and a half in 2018 and 2019, The Beths regrouped to write and record their second album, Jump Rope Gazers, a sparkling collection of songs that deepens and expands the bright talent they showed on their early releases. Bonds between the band members only grew after spending so much time on the road together, and their camaraderie shows on their new work.
Recorded and produced by Pearce in his Auckland
studio, Jump Rope Gazers will be released by Carpark in 2020, a year that promises to bring The Beths delightful music to even more new listeners.