“Self-Destructor” By Good Looks

Good Looks, shares new video for “Self-destructor,” a track off of their forthcoming album Lived Here For A While, available June 7th via Keeled Scales (Lunar Vacation). Along with the news the Austin, Texas band has announced a new run of live dates. The track is a breakup song in a way, about frontman Tyler Jordan’s breakup with a former bandmate, relating to where they come from and where they are going, before ultimately deciding to part ways. “Didn’t like your ideas / I like you just fine” Jordan sings, expressing the frustration that comes when you’re unable to overcome creative differences despite caring for them as a person. The black-and-white music video was directed by John TerEick and filmed, in part, at Austin honky tonk bar Sagebrush.

Lived Here For A While follows the band’s 2022, debut Bummer Year, which channeled post-2016 frustrations into lyrically generous and biting tracks. However, immediately after their triumphant hometown record release show, tragedy struck. Walking outside the venue, lead guitarist Jake Ames was hit by a car crossing the street, fracturing his skull and tailbone. Ames recovered, and the traumatic accident strengthened their bond.

Ames’ accident wasn’t the only horrific event that plagued the band. In July 2023, on the first day of a south and Midwestern run, their tour van was rear-ended by a speeding car, causing an accident on the highway that culminated with their van, alongside their instruments, merch, and records, becoming engulfed in flames. Thankfully, none of the band members suffered serious injuries. Two days later, Jordan continued out the tour solo with the band joining him a few days later to finish the run. This resilience is essential to Good Looks and why the songs on Lived Here For A While resonate so profoundly. “Driving to those shows immediately after the crash, I had a lot of time to think and process everything,” says Jordan. “And honestly, what better way to heal than to see people that you love, play music and do what you were put on this earth to do.”

Good Looks 2024 Tour Dates

Fri. May 10 – Dale, TX @ Old Settler’s Music Festival
Thu. June 6 – Austin, TX @ Ballroom (Album Release Show)
Thu. June 20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole
Fri. June 21 – Chicago, IL @ Gman Tavern
Sat. June 22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Sun. June 23 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Brass Rail
Tue. June 25 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
Wed. June 26 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Thu. June 27 – Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse Bar
Sat. June 29 – Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall
Sun. June 30 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Thu. July 25 – Little Rock, AR @ Whitewater Tavern
Sat. July 27 – McAlester, OK @ Dancing Rabbit Music Festival
Mon. July 29 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
Tue. July 30 – Panama City, FL @ Mosey’s
Thu. Aug. 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Sun. Aug. 4 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
Tue. Aug. 6 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
Thu. Aug. 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Purgatory

Pre-order Lived Here For A While by Good Looks HERE


Looking for something new to listen to?

Sign up to our all-new newsletter for top-notch reviews, news, videos and playlists.