youbet Shares Official Video For “Vacancy”

Today, Wednesday, April 23rd, youbet is sharing the new, entomological official video for “Vacancy,” directed by Shane Roberts. The new offering is from Way To Be, out May 10th worldwide on Hardly Art. 

The 12-track effort features the aforementioned “Vacancy,” along with “Carsick”, “Seeds of Evil,” “Nurture,” and “Peel.” All songs on Way To Be were written and produced by Nick Llobet, mixed by Adam Brisbin, and mastered by Amar Lal at Macro Sound. 

youbet is also announcing new headlining tour dates in support of Way To Be that begin Sunday, June 23rd in Ridgewood, NY at TV Eye and run through Friday, July 19th in Pittsburgh, PA at The Government Center. The tour dates, which will include stops in Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh, will feature support from Crosslegged and Iceblink (June 23rd) and include a co-headline run with Truth Club (July 13th-July 19th). Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, April 26th at 10 am (local). Additional live dates will be announced soon.

Sun. Jun. 23 - Ridgewood, NY - TV Eye ^

Sat. Jul. 13 - Medford, MA - Deep Cuts # 

Sun. Jul. 14 - Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo #

Mon. Jul. 15 - Toronto, ON - Monarch Tavern #

Wed. Jul. 17 - Chicago, IL - Schubas #

Thu. Jul. 18 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern #

Fri. Jul. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Government Center #

^ w/ Crosslegged, Iceblink

# w/ Truth Club

Way To Be is available to preorder on CD/LP/DSPs from Hardly Art. LP preorders from Hardly Art Minimart, Mega Mart 2 (the new, UK-based sibling site to the world-famous Sub Pop Mega Mart) and select independent retailers in North America and in the UK/EU will receive the album on Three Color Souffle (Blue, White, Purple) vinyl.

Way To Be prerelease singles have seen support from the likes of Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, PASTE’s “Best New Songs,” and Post Trash, with additional playlisting from the likes of Ones to Watch, Pitchfork “Selects,” The Alternative, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, and more.

What people are saying about youbet:

“There’s little straightforward about the band’s compositions yet their hooks always ring out with undeniable radiance. It’s in that juxtaposition of complexity and melodic swoon that youbet tend to shine the brightest, crafting music that’s both undeniably interesting and instantly memorable.” POST TRASH

"The song encapsulates the childlike charm of their music, buoyed by simple, subtly wistful guitar and vocals" [“Nurture’]  STEREOGUM

“youbet have fashioned an intimate, mystifying first follow-up to their 2020 debut Compare and Despair—all led by the delicate, nuanced vocals from Llobet.” [“Carsick”]. “Best New Songs” - PASTE

“The song kicks off with cracked, distorted guitar chords before settling in to a more laid-back, folky, extremely tuneful indie jam. Lead by sweetly sung vocals and accompanying harmonies, guitar licks, electric piano embellishments, and solo breaks keep the track from ever staying in one place for too long, resulting in a cut that’s as catchy as it is unpredictable.” [“Carsick”] Consequence of Sound


Way To Be


  1. Carsick
  2. Way to Be
  3. Nurture
  4. Seeds of Evil
  5. Alive to You
  6. Do
  7. Deserve
  8. Lost
  9. Peel
  10. Trauma
  11. Vacancy
  12. Still 
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