Canadian alt-rock group 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.
The track swiftly captures listeners’ attention with its escalating tempo, eventually culminating in a beach-y, 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 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 5 million Spotify streams, reached #1 on Canadian Alternative Radio, and peaked at #21 on Spotify’s Daily Viral 100.
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.
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 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. They 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).
The Beaches will be performing at Lollapalooza before embarking on their “Blame My Ex” headlining tour, with shows throughout the US and Canada.
August 3-6: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 4-6: Saint John, Canada @ Area 506 Festival
September 8-9: Sarnia, Canada @ Sarnia Block Party
September 13: London, Canada @ Western Fair
October 8: Milwaukee, WI @ The Cooperage
October 11: Nashville, TN @ The East Room
October 12: Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
October 13: Charleston, SC @ 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, Canada @ Light House Arts Centre
October 21: Moncton, Canada @ Tide & Boar Ballroom
October 26: Kitchener, Canada @ Centre in the Square
October 27: Hamilton, Canada @ Ontario Concert Hall
October 28: Montreal, Canada @ MTELUS
October 30: Kingston, Canada @ The Ale House
November 1-2: Toronto, Canada @ Massey Hall
November 5: Winnipeg, Canada @ Burton Cummings Theatre
November 8: Edmonton, Canada @ Midway Music Hall
November 9: Calgary, Canada @ MacEwan Hall
November 10: Kelowna, Canada @ Kelowna Community Theater
November 12: Vancouver, Canada @ Orpheum Theatre
November 13: Victoria, Canada @ Royal Theatre
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