THE BEACHES RELEASE NEW SINGLE ME & ME
SOPHOMORE ALBUM BLAME MY EX
OUT SEPTEMBER 15
HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS FALL
TORONTO, ON – July 21, 2023 – Today, The Beaches share their latest single Me & Me in anticipation of their upcoming sophomore LP, Blame My Ex, to be released on September 15. Serving as the third single from their highly-anticipated album, Me & Me is a spirited, infectious anthem for anyone overcoming the perils of being single. Listen here.
The track swiftly captures listeners’ attention with its escalating tempo, eventually culminating in a beachy, soft rock jam perfectly suited for the summer. Throughout the song, an infectious guitar riff rolls smoothly in the background while the distinctive alto of lead singer Jordan Miller asserts the group’s determination to conquer heartache and loneliness with moxie: “save your pity, bitch / it’s kind of fun, just me and me / won’t waste my life self-loathing.” High-spirited and addictive, Me & Me is yet another perfect example of the charismatic spunk that distinguishes The Beaches as one of contemporary rock’s rising stars.
Me & Me serves as a follow-up to The Beaches’ previous single, Blame Brett, released in late spring. The hit track was accompanied by a music video that encapsulates the group’s playfully irreverent, free-spirited brand of cool-girl rock. In a bold warning to all future lovers, frontwoman Jordan Miller sings, “I’m sorry in advance / I’m only gonna treat you bad / I’m probably gonna let you down / I’m probably gonna sleep around […] but don’t blame me, blame Brett”. Blame Brett serves as a compelling, angsty anthem for all members of the broken hearts club and to date has over five million Spotify streams, reached #1 on Canadian Alternative Radio, #1 on the CBC Music Top 20, and peaked at #21 on Spotify's Daily Viral 100.
The Beaches will be performing at Lollapalooza before embarking on their Blame My Ex headlining tour, with shows throughout the U.S. and Canada this fall. See below for full details.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
August 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 5 – Saint John, NB @ Area 506 Festival
September 8-9 – Sarnia, ON @ Sarnia Block Party
October 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Cooperage
October 11 – Nashville, TN @ The East Room
October 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
October 13 – Charleston, SC @ The Charleston Pour House
October 15 – Washington, DC @ Pearl Street Warehouse
October 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
October 17 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
October 18 – Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
October 20 – Halifax, NS @ Light House Arts Centre October
October 21 – Moncton, NB @ Tide and Boar
October 26 – Kitchener, ON @ Centre in The Square
October 27 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Concert Hall
October 28 – Montreal, QC @ M Telus
October 30 – Kingston, ON @ Ale House
November 1 & 2 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
November 5 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
November 8 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway Music Hall
November 9 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
November 10 – Kelowna, BC @ Kelowna Community Theatre
November 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
November 13 – Victoria, BC @ Royal Theatre
ABOUT THE BEACHES:
Named after the neighborhood they lived in, The Beaches is composed of lead vocalist/bassist, Jordan Miller, guitarist, Kylie Miller, keyboardist/guitarist, Leandra Earl, and drummer, Eliza Enman-McDaniel. As self-proclaimed lifers, The Beaches forfeited a typical university experience to pursue their careers in music - a topic that is often addressed in their lyrics.
Taking inspiration from artists like Muna, Dayglow, Coin, Olivia Rodrigo, Girl in Red, Wet Leg, Wolf Alice, and The Strokes, The Beaches believe their upcoming releases will be a new direction for them: “We’re not abandoning our rock ‘n ’roll roots, but for this next chapter of our career we wanted to take ourselves less seriously, have fun, and be less precious with the musical ideas we pursue.”
After releasing their self-titled EP in 2013, the group landed a major label deal with Island Records in 2016. Under Island Records they released their debut album, Late Show – which was described by Elton John as “The best rock album of last year” – as well as their next two EP’s, The Professional (2019) and Future Lovers (2021), which were later combined for a full-length release called Sisters Not Twins (The Professional Lovers Albums) in 2022.
The Beaches have garnered over 60 million streams across Spotify, Apple and Amazon Music. Having sold 30,000 albums in Canada alone, it’s no surprise that they have found themselves awarded with six #1 singles on Canadian Alternative Radio.
The Beaches have opened for iconic acts such as The Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters, as well as many other critically acclaimed artists (Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morisette, The Aces, Passion Pit, and Eagles of Death Metal). Their last album was described by Elton John as “The best rock album of last year,” and they’ve been recognized with two JUNO Awards: Rock Album of the Year (2022) and Breakthrough Group of the Year (2018). In 2022 the band embarked on a successful North American tour with sold out shows across Canada, including HISTORY in Toronto, Corona Theatre (Montreal, QC) and London Music Hall (London, ON).