Better Lovers Drop Explosive New Track, "The Flowering"

Better Lovers Drop Explosive New Track, "The Flowering"

- By Ramon Gonzales

The release arrives just ahead of the band's North American tour with SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Foreign Hands and Greyhaven. 

Photo by Andrew McEnany

With the start of their busy 2024 touring slate just a couple of weeks away, the collective of Better Lovers featuring the ensemble of Jordan Buckley, Clayton “Goose” Holyoak, Stephen Micciche, Greg Puciato and Will Putney have delivered an explosive new track as a preview of what to expect on the run. 

"The Flowering" showcases the signature punch of the band's instrumental core, while creating a canvas for Puciato to deliver a dynamic vocal performance. He spoke further about the latest showing from the band. 

“’The Flowering” is a song we’ve been playing live since day one. It came from the same batch as the God Made Me An Animal EP, so it’s nice to finally have it recorded and out there. It’s a perfect example of how Jordan, Mitch, Goose, and Will playing together sounds like an absolute freight train.

Puciato further explained how the band's live dynamic serves to better strengthen their songwriting, as was the case with "The Flowering". "Being able to play this live so many times before recording it really amplified that even more, really deepened the groove of it, the music swings so fucking hard. Not to mention the video is one of my favorite videos I’ve ever been a part of. The title and lyrics are an obvious metaphor for realizing that we are all more than what we’re conditioned to believe, and acknowledging the collective ‘waking up’ moment that we all seem to be going through right now.”



The single also serves to tide fans over while the band finishes work on their full length debut. Better Lovers returned to the studio in January, completing sessions for the eagerly awaited album via SharpTone Records. Details are expected to be revealed soon.

The movement within the Better Lover camp precedes the band's upcoming touring slate that will see live dates across North America and Europe. The band's itinerary will feature both their own headlining dates as well as festival plays both domestic and international. The North American tour begins April 18th in Indianapolis, IN and features support from SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Foreign Hands and Greyhaven. See the complete list of dates and cities below. 

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Better Lovers Live Dates
April 18 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
April 19 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
April 20 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
April 22 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
April 23 Tucson, AZ 191 Toole
April 24 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
April 27 Las Vegas, NV Sick New World
April 29 Roseville, CA Goldfield Trading Post
April 30 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
May 2 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
May 3 Seattle, WA El Corazón
May 4 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
May 6 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
May 7 Calgary, AB Dickens
May 9 Winnipeg, MB Exchange Event Centre
May 10 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
May 11 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
May 12 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
May 14 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
May 15 Columbus, OH The King of Clubs
May 16 London, ON London Music Hall
June 23 Dessel, BE Graspop Metal Meeting
June 24 Hamburg, DE Knust
June 25 Göteborg, SE Fängelset
June 26 Oslo, NO Tons of Rock
June 28  Ysselsteyn, NL Jera On Air
June 29 Munster, DE Vainstream
June 30 Köln, DE Luxor
July 5 Berlin, DE Lido
July 6 Velke Mezirici, CZ Fjatfest Festival
July 7 Karlsruhe, DE P8
July 9 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms
July 10 Bristol, UK Thekla
July 11 Cheltenham, UK 2000Trees
July 27 Buffalo, NY Buffalo RiverWorks
September 28 Louisville, KU Louder Than Life Festival
October 4 – 6 Birmingham, AL Furnacefest
October 10 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
December 14 Buffalo, NY BLissmas (Buffalo Riverworks)


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