Better Off premiered the A-side "Meth Head" of their new 7" single on Diffuser.fm today. The "Meth Head" 7" comes out October 27, 2014 and is the band's first release on their new label, Equal Vision Records. The Arun Bali (Saves the Day) produced 7" features "Meth Head" as well as the B-side "I Was Better 10 Years Ago".
Diffuser has also launched a contest to win a copy of the new 7", details on how to enter can be found at the track premiere. “‘Meth Head’ is about self-destructive behavior,” singer/guitarist Luke Granered tells Diffuser. “At the time we wrote this, I had been watching ‘Breaking Bad’ and was obsessed with Walter White’s character. He is the definition of destructive behavior."
"Meth Head" follows the release of Better Off's 2013 debut LP (I Think) I'm Leaving, the album's stirring, well-crafted songs caught the attention of fans and critics alike, and felt remarkably mature for a young band. Better Off have also secured a coveted spot on the fall Glamour Kills tour alongside New Found Glory, We Are The In Crowd and Fireworks, as well as dates with Real Friends and more (all tour dates below).
The members of Better Off are no stranger to the Nashville alternative rock scene, having played in various other projects in the area in recent years. Comparisons to the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Brand New, and Knapsack seem fitting, yet Better Off provide enough of their own take on the sound to create something unique.
700 clear purple, and 300 clear orange copies of the "Meth Head" 7" will be available, with preorder expected to launch in the coming weeks.
Better Off is Luke Granered (guitar/vocals), Jon Dalman (bass), Charles Miller (drums) and Hunter Walls (guitar).
01) Meth Head
02) I Was Better 10 Years Ago
Oct 28 Tulsa, OK @ White Flag
Oct 30 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater*
Oct 31 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe*
Nov 01 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues*
Nov 02 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
Nov 04 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
Nov 05 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre*
Nov 07 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom*
Nov 08 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst*
Nov 09 San Diego, CA @ The Epicentre^
Nov 10 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre^
Nov 12 Dallas, TX @ The Door^
* = w/New Found Glory, We Are The In Crowd and Fireworks
^ = w/Real Friends, Neck Deep, Cruel Hand and Have Mercy