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youbet Announces New Album “Way To Be” due May 10th via Hardly Art & Shares New Single “Seeds of Evil”

February 28, 2024
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Announces new album, Way To Be, available May 10th 2024 via Hardly Art
Shares official video for new single “Seeds of Evil”

On Friday, May 10th 2024, the Brooklyn band youbet, led by songwriter NickLlobet (they/them), will release Way To Be, their new album and full-length debut for HardlyArt. The album features the previously released single “Carsick”, along with “Vacancy”“Peel”, and today’s offering, the topsy-turvy study of self-criticism, “Seeds of Evil”. All songs on Way To Be are written and produced by NickLlobet, mixed by AdamBrisbin, and mastered by AmarLal at Macro Sound. 

Watch the hypnotic official video for “Seeds of Evil” now, directed by Callan Thomas. The video, which features Llobet alongside youbet band members MicahPrussack and JoannaQuinn and a large gathering of friends, was filmed in Brooklyn, New York.

The immediate introduction to the bountiful textures and fruitier notes exude an air of elevation as the structure emits this joyous yet complex rhythmic commencement, and then youbet shifts the journey with the vocal harmonies and the immersive yet illustrious lyrics.

The intoxicating textures continue to expand, lo-fi warbles emit through the plentiful course that allows focus on the drum shuffles, gritty notes and upbeat tonalities, there is a sense of magic in this creation. The instrumentation blankets the bold harmonies and allows for space for the lyrics to relish in the power.

This vibrant ensemble truly packs a punch, a world of addictive and abstract attributes coursing through the intricate passages, the landscape continues to expand and engulf the crucial lyrics.

Way To Be is available to preorder now on CD/LP/DSPs from Hardly Art. LP pre-orders from Hardly Art Minimart, Mega Mart 2 (the new, UK-based sibling site to the world-famous Sub Pop Mega Mart) and select independent retailers in North America and in the UK/EU will receive the album on Three Color Souffle (Blue, White, Purple) vinyl.

youbet’s touring in support of Way To Be in 2024 begins with a sold-out headlining show tomorrow night, Thursday, February 29th at Union Pool, New York, USA. From March 3rd-13th, the band will support Mary Timony’s US tour, with the exception of two headline shows on March 4th (Lancaster, PA) and on March 10th (Eau Claire, WI). From April 9th-13th, youbet will also support New York-based band Coco on their short East Coast tour. Please find a full list of current dates below.

Thu. Feb. 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool ^
Sun. Mar. 03 – Amherst, MA – The Drake *
Mon. Mar. 04 – Lancaster, PA – West Art 
Tue. Mar. 05 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern *
Wed. Mar. 06 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle *
Fri. Mar. 08 – Cudahy, WI – X-Ray Arcade *
Sat. Mar. 09 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry *
Sun. Mar. 10 – Eau Claire, WI – The Plus 
Mon. Mar.11 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Cafe *
Tue. Mar. 12 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe *
Wed. Mar.13 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol Entrance Space *
Tue. Apr. 09 – Boston, MA – Cafe 939 +
Wed. Apr. 10 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy +
Fri. Apr. 12 – Washington, DC – The Atlantis +
Sat. Apr. 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right +

* w/ Mary Timony
^ w/ June McDoom
+ w/ Coco

1. Carsick
2. Way to Be
3. Nurture
4. Seeds of Evil
5. Alive to You
6. Do
7. Deserve
8. Lost
9. Peel
10. Trauma
11. Vacancy
12. Still

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