The Beths are bringing their North America Tour to The First Avenue Mainroom on Wednesday, February 22nd!
The Beths is a band from Auckland, New Zealand composed of vocalist/guitarist Elizabeth Stokes, guitarist Jonathan Pearce, bassist Benjamin Sinclair, and drummer Tristan Deck. Stokes, Pearce, and Sinclair started playing music together when they were in high school, while Deck met them through the local music scene and joined the band in 2019.
The four-piece’s breakout debut Future Me Hates Me was released via Carpark Records in 2018 to international acclaim, hailed by Pitchfork as “one of the most impressive indie-rock debuts of the year.” The next year, The Beths were nominated for five Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, winning Best Group and Best Alternative Artist. A slew of international touring ensued, with shows supporting Pixies, Death Cab for Cutie, and The Breeders; appearances at major international festivals including Primavera Sound, The Great Escape, End of the Road, SXSW, Pickathon, and more; and headline tours across North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia.
The Beths’ third and best album, Expert In A Dying Field, came out on September 16, 2022 via Carpark Records. Its 12 songs explore the same noisy, cerebral indie-rock-meets-power pop of earlier records, but imbued with an electric shock of new confidence: a record meant to be experienced live.
Sidney Gish will be opening the show. Still finishing her undergrad in Boston, singer/songwriter/producer Sidney Gish has managed to find enough time & space to tour with Mitski, Petal, and Camp Cope. Her first album, Ed Buys Houses, was self-released on Bandcamp in 2016. Her second album, No Dogs Allowed, was released in 2017, receiving a 7.7 rating on Pitchfork and winning Album of the Year at the 2018 Boston Music Awards. In March 2019, she performed at South by Southwest and was featured on NPR Music’s Austin 100. She was listed as one of Stereogum’s Best New Artists of 2018, and is working on her next album.
Tickets are still available HERE!