Beginners Debut New Video on The Nerdist; Sophomore EP

Beginners Debut "Gangsters or Lovers" Video on The Nerdist

Sophomore EP Pleaser out on 9/16
LA-based indie-pop band Beginners will release their sophomore EP Pleaser on September 16th. A formidable follow-up to their 2014 self-titled debut which garnered over 4 million Spotify streams, numerous TV syncs, and tour dates with artists such as Walk The Moon and Tove Lo, Pleaser features catchy dance anthems with a rock 'n roll vigor and clever lyrics ranging from feel good to biting. Today, The Nerdist premiered their new video for lead single "Gangsters or Lovers" calling it "definitely one of the catchiest songs of the season."
Watch "Gangsters or Lovers" on The Nerdist here:
Stream on YouTube here:
"I had this hair-brained idea to have a man inside of a popsicle I was eating, similar to a tootsie pop," frontwoman Samantha Barbera told Nerdist. "We're an independent band so it seemed daunting to pull off. But we are constantly surprised with what creative people, who won't take no for an answer, can pull off!"
Pleaser is an ode to the thin line between love and hate. Pulsing singles like "Gangsters or Lovers" and underdog anthem "What We Are" leave no choice but to move to the contagious beats and guitar riffs. The Black Keys meet Yeezus in the tongue-in-cheek revenge ballad "I F*cking Hate You" where Barbera's bluesy vocal melody delivers sultry lyrics with a violent twist. Gritty dance track "Making Love to the Dead"reveals how passion can turn to pain in a soul-sucking industry designed to churn out marketable hits, while hypnotic closer "Melting Into One" evokes the intoxicating power of young love.
Stream/embed "Gangsters or Lovers" on Soundcloud here - http://smarturl.it/6equad
Beginners delivers dark garage rock with a shimmery electronic pop veneer influenced by years of cutting their teeth in the LA punk scene. The band's sound and lyrics ride a line between glossy and gritty, creating hooks that are at once magnetically catchy and unsettlingly honest. Their single "Who Knows" off their first EP launched the band two years ago resulting in buzz from Rolling StonePerez HiltonHuffington Post, and TV syncs on shows including New Girl and commercials for Ray Ban, Skullcandy, and Miller Lite.
Track List:
01) Gangsters or Lovers
02) What We Are
03) I F*cking Hate You
04) Stereo
05) Making Love To The Dead
06) Melting Into One