The Regrettes Share Resilient Anthem “Anxieties (Out Of Time),” New Album ‘Further Joy’ Coming 4/8

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The Regrettes are nearing the April 8 release of their third album, Further Joy, and at this point the stylistic progression of the band is as evident as ever.

What previously was an indie/pop-punk outfit fronted by Lydia Night has dropped a bit of the “punk” from that designation and embraced the “indie-pop,” infusing songs with Night’s reflective and raw lyricism with thoughtful expressions of emotion to which we can all relate.

The latest example of this is “Anxieties (Out Of Time),” a new song/track shared on Wednesday. Featuring lyrical and visual interpretations of anxious thoughts that just can’t be shaken, the song and its themes are both personal and universal, as is Night’s defiant cry of “Knock me down, I won’t back down”:

Said Night of the song:

“This was one I wrote at the beginning of the pandemic, and it encapsulates that impending doom, when it felt like everything in front of me was terrifying. This was before I was even diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. I think a lot of people experienced similar feelings at the beginning of the world shutting down. The chorus is a reflection of that, we wanted it to sound like an anxious, panic attack pace like you’re running out of time and it feels like that to me.”

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At the heart of Further Joy, a press release details, is “a joyous and self-aware soundtrack for those interested in what Lydia refers to as ‘dancing the pain away.'” Night starred in a recent video for the confessional “You’re So F*cking Pretty”:

Here’s Night, speaking to the vulnerability on display in that video and the concepts of Further Joy as a whole:

“It’s the first time I’ve ever written directly about a girl I had a crush on, and it took me a while for me to even allow my brain to accept the fact that I’m bisexual,” explained Night of the song. “I always felt like I couldn’t validate my own feelings because I had never been in a relationship with a girl. But I had a pretty big crush on one of my friends a while ago and this song is an exaggeration of that, but it’s still coming from a very real place. It was the first experience where I was like, ‘Oh, these are real feelings, this isn’t just a sexual attraction,’ and that helped me realize I wasn’t straight. This song means so much to me because it also represents the time we spent in Joshua Tree and opening up to my whole band about that experience and not feeling embarrassed or scared of talking about it. Writing this was important for me because it just validated my own sexuality.”

“Monday” was the first song shared from the Regrettes’ new era, and its peppy music video included a quick cameo from pop star Olivia Rodrigo:

The Regrettes will showcase new material and more on a headlining tour this spring, which also features key spots at both Coachella and Bonnaroo:

Apr 15 – Indio, CA at Coachella
Apr 18 – Pomona, CA at The Fox Theater Pomona^
Apr 21 – San Diego, CA at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay^
Apr 22 – Indio, CA at Coachella
Apr 23 – Tucson, AZ at Rialto Theater+
Apr 26 – Austin, TX at Scoot Inn+
Apr 27 – Dallas, TX at Echo Lounge & Music Hall+
Apr 30 – Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
May 1 – Charlotte, NC at The Underground+
May 3 – Washington DC at Lincoln Theatre+
May 4 – Philadelphia, PA at Theatre of Living Arts+
May 6 – Boston, MA at Big Night Live+
May 8 – New York, NY at Irving Plaza+
May 10 – Toronto, ON at Opera House+
May 12 – Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall+
May 13 – Chicago, IL at Metro+
May 14 – Madison, WI at Majestic Theatre+
May 15 – Minneapolis, MN at Varsity Theater+
May 17 – Denver, CO at Summit Music Hall+
May 18 – Salt Lake City, UT at The Depot+
May 20 – Portland, OR at Roseland Ballroom+
May 21 – Vancouver, BC at Fortune Sound Club+
May 22 – Seattle, WA at The Neptune Theatre+
May 24 – San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore+
Jun 17 – Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Jul 01 – Rotselaar, BEL at Rock Werchter
Jul 03 – Bilbao, ESP at Bilbao Bizkaia Rock Day
Jul 06 – Madrid, ESP at Mad Cool Festival
Jul 08 – Glasgow, UK at TRNSMT Festival
Jul 09 – Cheltenham, UK at 2000trees Music Festival
Sep 22-25 – Dover, DE at Firefly Music Festival
*support from Kississippi
^supporting Wallows
+support from Alex Lahey

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