Be Well Drops Two Explosive Tracks, Announces Summer Tour

Baltimore’s hardcore stalwarts Be Well have dropped two searing new tracks, “A Tap I Can’t Turn Off” and “Without A Compass.” These songs, streaming now on YouTube and all major platforms, offer a raw and unfiltered look into the psyche of frontman Brian McTernan, and are produced by McTernan himself, a name well-known for his work with Turnstile, Thrice, and Hot Water Music.

The new releases arrive ahead of a slate of headline shows and support dates in the U.S. and Germany with punk veterans Hot Water Music and I Am The Avalanche. This tour, running through May and June, promises to be a high-energy showcase of the band’s evolving sound and emotionally charged performances.

Be Well, comprised of members from notable bands such as Battery, Bane, Darkest Hour, and Fairweather, formed in 2019 under the leadership of McTernan. Known primarily for his production work, McTernan returned to his roots, channeling his personal battles with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse into the band’s music. Their debut, "The Weight and the Cost," released in 2020 under Equal Vision Records, was a powerful testament to McTernan’s lyrical and vocal prowess.

“‘A Tap I Can’t Turn Off’ deals with the fear of letting down those who have shown me unconditional love,” McTernan shares. “It's a song about feeling unworthy and the pain that comes from hurting the people you care about the most.” On the other hand, “Without A Compass” reflects his ongoing struggle to piece his life back together, conveying a sense of hope amidst the turmoil. These tracks embody the unrelenting energy and introspective depth that define Be Well’s sound.

Their latest release, the six-track EP "Hello Sun," continues the narrative from their debut, depicting McTernan's journey through personal strife towards a semblance of clarity. “In ‘The Weight and the Cost,’ I was lost in the chaos,” McTernan recalls. “With this new material, I found a sense of understanding and realized the universality of my experiences. It wasn't just about me; it was about all of us finding a way out of the darkness.”

As Be Well prepares to hit the road, fans can expect an intense, cathartic experience that mirrors the raw honesty of their recordings. Tickets for their shows are available now, and additional dates are anticipated. Stay tuned for more music and tour updates from Be Well as they continue to carve out their place in the hardcore scene. 

10 — Boston, MA — Royale #
11 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Paramount #
12 — Mechanicsburg, PA — Lovedraft’s Brewery #
13 — Washington, DC — Howard Theater #
14 — Richmond, VA — The National #
30 — Lichtenstein, DE — JZ Riot ^
31 — Stuttgart, DE – SBAM Festival

02 — Wiesbaden, DE — Schlachthof ^
14 — Lindenhurst, NY — Sand City South *
15 — Asbury Park, NJ — Asbury Lanes *
16 — Albany, NY — Empire Underground *
18 — Buffalo, NY — Rec Room *
20 — Lakewood, OH — Mahall’s *
21 — Pontiac, MI — Pike Room *
22 — Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge *
24 — Pittsburgh, PA — Preserving Underground *
26 — Baltimore, MD — Ottobar *
27 — Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry *
28 — Allston, MA — Brighton Music Hall *
29 — Brooklyn, NY — Music Hall of Williamsburg *

# — supporting Hot Water Music
* — supporting I Am The Avalanche
^ — headline show

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