Today, Equal Vision Records’ Better Off has partnered with USA Today College for the premiere of the band’s intense new song “Dresser Drawer”. The track can be heard HERE, where it’s been described as “intimate and inspiring”.

“The song was initially going to be about Audrey Horne from Twin Peaks,” shares vocalist/guitarist Luke Granered. “But somewhere in the process of writing that song, I started dating my current girlfriend who is one of the most important people in my life. So it developed into a love song for her. But, to avoid the sappy lame love song stereotypes, I used suicide and discussing depression as a metaphor. Love can be in dark places and I think that’s something special when it gets discovered.”

He explains the grim analogy sharing, “The first line of the chorus – ‘Blew all your brains out on my lawn’ – is supposed to be a metaphor for getting to know someone more intimately, and growing a deeper connection by knowing them as a person. And suicide can be a dark secret in a lot of people’s lives, and I think that the thought of that is shocking to many, but also can be a point of connection to a lot of people because they understand the darkness of feeling that depression. Although it is a sad thing, when you can find people that overcome that sort of thing, you can find a deeper connection and be more in touch with their emotions and with your own emotions, as long as you have surpassed it healthily.”

The Nashville, TN-based outfit will release their sophomore full-length Milk, on September 11, via Equal Vision Records. The album was produced by Arun Bali (of Saves The Day), engineered/mixed by Matt McClellan (Being As An Ocean, Better Off), and mastered by Kris Crummett (The Early November, The Story So Far).

Better Off has just wrapped up a tour with Basement, Whirr, and LVL UP and will next head out with Bayside and The Early November. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

Milk is the follow-up to Better Off’s most recent 7″/digital single release of “Meth Head” and their 2013 debut LP (I Think) I’m Leaving. Better Off has previously toured and shared stages with the diverse likes of New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, Motion City Soundtrack, Vinnie Caruana, Copeland, Defeater, and more.

Better Off is Luke Granered (guitar/vocals), Jon Dalman (bass), Charles Miller (drums) and Hunter Walls (guitar).

“Whatever, I Don’t Care” – the first new song to premiere from the album – can be heard now at and, where pre-orders are also available. The song is also available now as an instant grat track download through iTunes, AmazonMP3 and MerchNOW. “Dresser Drawer” will also become available on digital retailers on Friday, August 14 and is available now through MerchNOW.

TOUR DATES Better Off w/The Early November
Aug 24 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
Aug 25 Nashville, TN @ The End
Aug 27 Shawnee, KS @ Aftershock

Better Off w/Bayside, The Early November
Aug 31 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Sep 01 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
Sep 02 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Sep 03 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Sep 04 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Sep 05 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sep 06 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
Sep 08 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Sep 09 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Sep 10 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
Sep 13 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Sep 15 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Sep 16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Sep 17 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Sep 18 Rochester, NY @ Anthology