Hear BETTER LOVERS' raucous new song "The Flowering" | Revolver

Hear BETTER LOVERS' raucous new song "The Flowering"

Supergroup features former members of Dillinger Escape Plan and Every Time I Die

Better Lovers are back with their first new song of 2024.

Today, the hardcore supergroup — featuring ex-Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato, former Every Time I Die members Jordan Buckley, Clayton "Goose" Holyoak and Stephen Micciche, and Fit for an Autopsy guitarist (and noted producer) Will Putney — offered up "The Flowering," a rollicking three minutes that encapsulates the band's already patented mix of mathcore spasms and Southern-rock swagger.

If the tune rings familiar, it's probably because you've heard it at a Better Lovers show: The guys have been playing it live from the jump, but only finally got around to releasing a studio-recorded version.

That version arrived accompanied by a fun, campy music video, directed by Anthony Altamura, that seems to nod to the horror-comedy classic Little Shop of Horrors as a monster plant invades the set and consumes the band. Watch and listen above.

"'The Flowering' is a song we've been playing live since day one," Puciato commented. "It came from the same batch as the God Made Me an Animal EP, so it's nice to finally have it recorded and out there. It's a perfect example of how Jordan, Mitch, Goose and Will playing together sounds like an absolute freight train. Being able to play this live so many times before recording it really amplified that even more, really deepened the groove of it, the music swings so fucking hard. Not to mention the video is one of my favorite videos I've ever been a part of.

"The title and lyrics are an obvious metaphor for realizing that we are all more than what we're conditioned to believe, and acknowledging the collective 'waking up' moment that we all seem to be going through right now."

Better Lovers have been busy working on their debut album, which is expected later this year. They also have a slew of tour dates ahead of them — check out their full itinerary below. Tickets for all shows are on-sale with ticketing links available via Godmademeananimal.com.

Better Lovers 2024 tour dates:
April 18  Indianapolis, IN  Deluxe at Old National Centre
April 19  St. Louis, MO  Off Broadway
April 20  Lawrence, KS  The Bottleneck
April 22  Albuquerque, NM  Launchpad
April 23  Tucson, AZ  191 Toole
April 24  San Diego, CA  Brick by Brick
April 27  Las Vegas, NV  Sick New World
April 29  Roseville, CA  Goldfield Trading Post
April 30  Portland, OR  Hawthorne Theatre
May 2  Boise, ID  Knitting Factory
May 3  Seattle, WA  El Corazón
May 4  Vancouver, BC  Rickshaw Theatre
May 6  Edmonton, AB  The Starlite Room
May 7  Calgary, AB  Dickens
May 9  Winnipeg, MB  Exchange Event Centre
May 10  Fargo, ND  The Aquarium
May 11  Minneapolis, MN  Fine Line
May 12  Madison, WI  Majestic Theatre
May 14  Grand Rapids, MI  The Pyramid Scheme
May 15  Columbus, OH  The King of Clubs
May 16  London, ON  London Music Hall
June 23  Dessel, BE  Graspop Metal Meeting
June 24  Hamburg, DE  Knust
June 25  Göteborg, SE  Fängelset
June 26  Oslo, NO  Tons of Rock
June 28  Ysselsteyn, NL  Jera On Air
June 29  Munster, DE  Vainstream
June 30  Köln, DE  Luxor
July 5  Berlin, DE  Lido
July 6  Velke Mezirici, CZ  Fjatfest Festival
July 7  Karlsruhe, DE  P8
July 9  Nottingham, UK  Rescue Rooms
July 10  Bristol, UK  Thekla
July 11  Cheltenham, UK  2000Trees
July 27  Buffalo, NY  Buffalo RiverWorks
September 28  Louisville, KU  Louder Than Life Festival
October 4 – 6  Birmingham, AL  Furnacefest
October 10  Sacramento, CA  Aftershock Festival
December 14  Buffalo, NY  BLissmas (Buffalo Riverworks)
SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Foreign Hands and Greyhaven open on all North American, non-festival performances between April 18th and May 16th. Black Coast and Unpeople open on all European, non-festival dates.