“Lust in the streets, music to our ears.” – Noisey
“It’s pretty much the perfect music to help you chill out and enjoy life a little bit.” – Hello Giggles
“BETS is really onto something here. Her drive and talent shows the opposite of not giving a f#ck and for that, I am thankful.” – Indie Shuffle
“genre-bending sound” – Earmilk
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
On the heels of her critically acclaimed debut album Days Hours Nights, and in the midst of recording her next record, Brooklyn based indie pop singer BETS will release her new full-album cover of the Violent Femmes’ 1983 self-titled debut breakout record, titled project violent femmes, on January 27. Skillfully washing a lush wall of noise to the classic tracks, the result is a neo-psychedelia, shoegaze record with a pop twist. Evoking a vocal tone reminiscent of Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna, her haunting reimagining of “Gone Daddy Gone/I Just Want To Make Love To You” is shared by CLRVYNT today.
BETS’ dreamy voice is a sweet contrast to the content of the lyrics, elevating the the strong connection she feels to the words and feelings of that of the original. project violent femmes is a bridge between her debut LP and her sophomore original work. Since dropping her self-released debut and touring across the U.S., Canada and Europe, BETS has cultivated a steadily growing community, amassing nearly 10K fans on Facebook. Be sure to catch her live in NYC at Baby’s All Right on Valentine’s Day & stay tuned for more news coming soon!