Best Ex (formerly Candy Hearts) have announced their signing to Alcopop! Records for the release of their new EP Ice Cream Anti Social, out on 14th July. Pre-orders are available here.
The six-track EP is the first to be released under the band’s new moniker and new indie/pop-leaning direction, with a lengthy US tour from 25th June to 21st July (see below for dates) alongside The Promise of Redemption (ex-Valencia), Daisyhead (No Sleep Records), Baggage (ex-Swellers), and June Divided.
Speaking about the new EP, singer-songwriter Mariel Loveland says: “Ice Cream Anti Social is sort of an ode to those moments where you’re alone in your room and reflecting on your life. As a whole, it covers those sort of thoughts you can’t kick when you’re lying in bed about to fall asleep, or it’s midnight and you’re in your underwear, eating ice cream out of the carton, wondering what the heck happened to you.
“It wavers between that fine line where you aren’t sure if you’re actually killing it or a total mess. I don’t know if this is a true fact about life or anything — I’m sure those older than me will disagree — but this EP was largely about coming to terms with the fact that no matter how many people are around you, you will always be sort of alone.”
To celebrate the news, the band have also shared a new song, “Someday“. Written in an introspective kick after seeing her friend’s band play a great show, making her think of the struggle they’d all been through to make something of themselves, Mariel called the song “a sort of anthem to the most insecure parts of myself — the parts that felt like the best I could do was never really good enough.”
Listen to “Someday” below:
2017 US Tour Dates:
June 25: Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD
June 26: Canal Club, Richmond, VA
June 27: Milestone, Charlotte, NC
June 28: New Brookland Tavern, Columbia, SC
June 30: Inkwell Pub, Margate, FL
July 1: TBD, Orlando, FL
July 3: Dirty 30, Dallas, TX
July 4: Dirty Dog Bar, Austin, TX
July 6: Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AR.
July 7: Beauty Bar, Las Vegas, NV
July 8: The Holding Company, San Diego, CA
July 9: Viper Room, Los Angeles, CA
July 10: Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
July 12: Loading Dock, Salt Lake City, UT
July 14: Vega, Lincoln, NE.
July 15: Subterranean, Chicago IL
July 16: Mahall’s, Cleveland, OH
July 17: Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh, PA
July 19: Middle East Upstairs, Boston, MA
July 20: Studio at Webster, New York, NY
July 21: Foundry, Philadelphia, PA