[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.
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