Contact Us

Better Off, ‘Meth Head’ – Exclusive Premiere and Vinyl Contest

Better Off
Taylor Rambo

When you think about Nashville, you likely conjure thoughts of cowboy boots and Taylor Swift — but there’s much more to Music City than just mainstream country. Nestled away is a burgeoning rock scene, and climbing to the top of the pack are alt-rockers Better Off. Having spent the last year celebrating the release of their debut studio album, ‘(I Think) I’m Leaving,’ Better Off are getting ready to drop a brand-new 7-inch via Equal Vision. Today (Oct. 15), Diffuser is thrilled to debut the A-side track, ‘Meth Head,’ in the audio player below. Oh, and we’ve got your shot at scoring the vinyl, too!

Better Off harken memories of the mid-2000s alt- and emo-rock scene, but unlike most of the bands during that time, Better Off have created a very mature sound in a short amount of time. ‘Meth Head’ is a perfect example of that flourishing sound.

“‘Meth Head’ is about self-destructive behavior,” Luke Ganered tells us. “At the time we wrote this, I had been watching ‘Breaking Bad’ and was obsessed with Walter White’s character. He is the definition of destructive behavior.

He goes on, “A school teacher that resorts to cooking meth so he can pay his medical bills? It’s dark, funny and a metaphor for the hunt to fill a void.”

Better Off’s latest 7-inch, ‘Meth Head’ b/w ‘I Was Better 10 Years Ago,’ hits the streets on Oct. 27. It will be limited to 1000 copies, with 700 discs pressed on transparent purple wax and 300 pressed on transparent orange. Get details about the release here.

If you’re feeling lucky, though, Diffuser is excited to give you the chance at scoring the 7-inch for free! And it’s easy: All you have to do is retweet the below message and follow @DiffuserFM and @BttrOff on Twitter:

We’ll draw a winner on Wednesday Oct. 22 at 5PM ET — contest rules here. Good luck!

Better Off Fall 2014 Tour Dates
Oct. 28: Tulsa, Okla. — White Flag
Oct. 30: Albuquerque, N.M. — Sunshine Theatre
Oct. 31: Las Vegas, Nev. — Hard Rock Cafe
Nov. 1: Anaheim, Calif. — House of Blues
Nov. 2: Sacramento, Calif. — Ace of Spades
Nov. 4: Seattle, Wash. — The Showbox
Nov. 5: Portland, Oreg. — Hawthorne Theater
Nov. 7: San Francisco, Calif. — Regency Ballroom
Nov. 8: Santa Cruz, Calif. — The Catalyst
Nov. 9: San Diego, Calif. — The Epicentre
Nov. 10: Mesa, Ariz. — Nile Theatre
Nov. 12: Dallas, Texas — The Door

Next: 10 Reunited Bands Killing It the Second Time Around

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Diffuser

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!