words: Kat Harding
Lauren Records’ band The Total Bettys have a new single out in anticipation of their upcoming album, Peach. “Stay Here All Night” tears open with rolling drums and a throwback guitar line reminiscent of the best early 2000’s pop-punk. But this isn’t the boys’ club the genre used to be, as Maggie Grabmeier is out looking for her latest hook up, declaring “You could be the one I crash into if you could call yourself so lucky” over guitar riffs and shimmery cymbals. “I’ll stay here all night if I have to,” she threatens while looking for someone worthy to hang out with for “one night only.” This is a song to listen to in the heat of the summer, while hanging with old friends and maybe making a new one, if only for one evening. Chris Nolasco, Sami Perez and Bri Barrett ground everything in the rhythm and guitar department, ensuring you’ll be moving to their beat. If this is any indication of how the rest of the album is going to be, it’ll be a must-own when it drops April 17.
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