[Cover photo credit to Adam Parshall]

Boston-based Emo-Pop-Rock quartet Future Teens have announced their third studio album Self Help out September 23rd via Triple Crown Records, and have also revealed the track and video for “BYOB“. “BYOB” was inspired by vocalist/guitarist Amy Hoffman’s realization that she needed to stop drinking and that in order to do that, she needed help from others, too.

Alongside new music, Future Teens will embark on a Fall U.S. tour with support from Camp Trash and Rat Tally beginning on October 13th in Brooklyn, NY, throughout the East Coast and Midwest, concluding in Cleveland, OH on October 23. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 29 at 12pm local time via futureteensofamerica.com.

Self Help brings Future Teens “bummer pop” to life by confronting their struggles with mental health via cathartic anthems.

Amy Hoffman explains:

We’ve all learned the hard way that the best (and sometimes only) way to help ourselves is to ask for help from others. We didn’t set out to write a record about that, Daniel and I just happened to bring each other ideas with overlapping themes about mental health and struggling to get better – sometimes it’s like we have the same brain, even with such different lived experiences.

The brand new single, “BYOB,” recognizes the trials and tribulations of sobriety.

Hoffman adds:

It took me a long time to understand that I needed to stop drinking, longer still to learn I couldn’t do it on my own. BYOB came together over the first few months of my sobriety, starting when I thought I “just needed some time off” and ending when I realized if I wanted anything to actually get better, I had to keep trying.

Future Teens Fall U.S. Tour 2022

Oct. 13 – Brooklyn, NY – MEADOWS

Oct. 14 – New Haven, CT – State House

Oct. 15 – Ashbury Park, NJ – The Saint

Oct. 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Roboto Project

Oct. 19 – Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar

Oct. 20 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

Oct. 21 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary

Oct. 22 – Indianapolis, IN – Healer DIY

Oct. 23 – Cleveland, OH – The Foundry

Tour image credit to Dylan Vadakin