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MILLY Announce New Album ‘Your Own Becoming’ Out June 28th + Share Lead Single “Drip From the Fountain” Apr 03, 2024

Today, MILLY have announced their anticipated new album, Your Own Becoming, and shared lead single & video “Drip From The Fountain.” By far the most infectious song of their entire catalog with an explosive chorus and airtight melodic hooks that recall early Death Cab For Cutie, the track serves as the North Star for the entire LP,  capturing the sense of clock-ticking despair the band . The album, produced by Sonny DiPerri (NIN, Narrow Head, My Bloody Valentine), is due out June 28th.

On the single, principal songwriter and vocalist Brendan Dyer shares “This was the final song we wrote for the record. I’m trying to just soak in being a person and enjoying my time and especially observing as much stuff as I can. The dark especially. ‘Time is running out but this moment feels nice’ is truly where my head was at.” Paste Magazine praised its “piercing, mountainous leveling of distortion” and “great vocal performance.”

Work on this release started thanks to a revelation that can only come from a period of personal crisis. Dyer, who’s dealt with anxiety for most of his life, decided to go on long walks every morning where he’d process his emotions, clear his mind, and do something that got him out of the house. “I think about death all the time,” says Dyer. “At this point in my life, I’m extremely aware of how time moves quickly.” While these thoughts could have devolved into potentially overwhelming him, this daily ritual allowed him some space. He jotted down notes from his dreams and he used his dread to grab onto the sustaining force in his life: his band. While the band’s debut LP 2022’s Eternal Ring and past tours with Swervedriver were successes, he wanted to be laser-focused on both his songwriting and his bandmates in the following year as he’d never done before. 

While originally conceived as a solo project, MILLY embraced a newfound collaborative approach for Your Own Becoming, something that was only hinted at on 2022’s Eternal Ring. After a few months of painstakingly demoing songs, Dyer, along with bassist Yarden Erez and drummer Connor Frankel, decamped with DiPerri to East West Studios and Dangerbird’s Recording Studio in Los Angeles. (New guitarist Nico Moreta joined the band after recording). Armed with towering, surging guitar riffs, crystalline and inviting hooks, and a newfound collaborative approach, their sophomore LP Your Own Becoming feels like a total reinvention. This album is a document of how doubling down on your art in the face of serious fear and doubt can be grounding. Across 10 pummeling and undeniable songs, Your Own Becoming finds its power in channeling your darkest thoughts into something galvanizing and productive.

After touring the US last year with like minded alt rock quartet Rocket and stopping by Audiotree for a session, MILLY will join Narrow Head on a run of West Coast dates this month, after celebrating their album announce in Los Angeles at Permanent Records this Friday, April 5th.

Tour Dates


March 29th – Ventura, CA @ NAMBA Performing Arts Space

April 5th – Los Angeles, CA @ Permanent Records

April 10th – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *

April 15th – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst *

April 16th – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s *

April 17th – Reno, NV @ Cypress Reno *

*w/ Narrow Head

Your Own Becoming Album Art | Hi-Res Download


01 Blocked On Everything

02 Running The Madness

03 At Odds

04 Drip From The Fountain

05 Past The Glow

06 Spilling Ink

07 Bittersweet Mary

08 Living Days Again

09 Los Angeles Filter

10 Nothing To Learn From

On New Year’s Day, 2023, Dyer corralled his bandmates to write and demo out Your Own Becoming, their most confident and organic effort to date. Dyer would take ideas he wrote down on his daily walks and each week, the band would meet up without fail. “There was newfound discipline and a renewed excitement about our music,” says Dyer. “I had always wanted to have a band that would just get together every week. Even if we’re not writing, we’re hanging out all the time, we’re listening to music together, and we’re jamming.” Dyer partly credits the collective laser focus on this album with how the band’s live lineup gelled from touring with bands like Teethe and waveform* as well as a burgeoning friendship with engineer and producer  Sonny DiPerri. “We were really inspired by him,” says Dyer. “Thanks to him we realized we could step things up a notch.”

So much of Your Own Becoming thrives on catharsis: hair-raising moments where everything locks into place from the driving arrangements to Dyer’s keen ear for a memorable chorus. We wanted to make something really special and really big,” says Dyer. “We wanted to kind of just elevate everything as much as possible.” For the band that meant unlearning the impulse to overstuff the songs and extend the runtime. Inspired by the simplicity of iconic rock trios like Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr., it wastes no second. “I grew up on slowcore but for this record, I just wanted to make things super-straightforward,” says Dyer. “No convoluted parts, no bullshit. I just wanted to make something that would explode.” 

Your Own Becoming is a resilient testament to leaning on the most sustaining and nourishing forces in your life when things get tough. In Dyer’s case, it’s the therapeutic practice of making art and getting together with his closest friends. By making the most assured album yet and getting together as much as they could, his bandmates helped him cope. “While the title speaks to our dedication to MILLY, Your Own Becoming is really what it’s like at the end of the finish line,” he says. “We moved through a lot of emotions, a lot of work, and jumped through so many hoops to end up on the other side. It’s the inevitable turnout of making it through better.” 



MILLY Announce New Album 'Your Own Becoming' Out June 28th + Share Lead Single "Drip From the Fountain"

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