The Regrettes to Release ‘Further Joy’ LP 4/8, Share “That’s What Makes Me Love You”

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Rock Cellar Magazine

Four-piece pop/punk band The Regrettes will release Further Joy, a new studio album, on April 8.

The group officially detailed its third record on Friday, accompanied by album artwork, tour dates and a music video for a song called “That’s What Makes Me Love You”:

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.'” The “Lydia” mentioned above is Lydia Night, the band’s lead vocalist and figurehead, who 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:

Here’s the album’s track listing:

Anxieties (Out of Time)
That’s What Makes Me Love You
Barely on My Mind
Subtleties (Never Giving Up On You)
La Di Da
Better Now
You’re So Fucking Pretty
Step 9
Show Me You Want Me

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

Mar 4 – Burlington, VT at Higher Ground*
Mar 5 – Albany, NY at Empire Live*
Mar 6 – Poughkeepsie, NY at The Chance*
Mar 9 – Richmond, VA at The Broadberry*
Mar 11 – Louisville, KY at Headliners Music Hall*
Mar 13 – Cincinnati, OH at The Ballroom at Taft Theatre*
Mar 15 – New Orleans, LA at Toulouse Theatre*
Mar 16 – Houston, TX at Warehouse Live Studio*
Mar 17 – San Antonio, TX at Paper Tiger*
Mar 21 – Las Vegas, NV at 24 Oxford
Mar 22 – Fresno, CA at Strummer’s
Mar 24 – Eugene, OR at Sessions Music Hall
Mar 26 – Boise, ID at Treefort Music Festival
Mar 28 – Sacramento, CA at Ace of Spades
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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