Philly Punks Cayetana Open Up On The Discordant ‘Bus Ticket’

Philly-based punks Cayetana will release their sophomore record, New Kind of Normal next month via Plum Records, a label which the band started themselves. They have already released two singles, “Mesa” and “Certain For Miles,” off the upcoming record and today, a third single called “Bus Ticket” debuted today via The Fader. Listen below.

The track, “Bus Ride,” a bit of a heavier and more grungy take for the female trio, explores the idea of preserving your identity after having been hurt by others. Cayetana’s Augusta Koch opens up with “I am adjusting to this medication / so I can feel more careless / so I can get this sh*t off my chest,” and eventually resolves in boldly pronouncing that “this is the new me / and I won’t apologize.”

In a statement, Cayatena told The Fader that “Bus Ticket” is “about the experience of mentally hitting rock bottom, and realizing your own inner strength can be the tool to pick you back up.”

Here is a full list of dates for Cayetana’s upcoming summer tour, which includes shows with Camp Cope, Worriers, Sheer Mag.

04/21 — Middlebury, VT @ Middlebury College
05/05 — Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (Record Release Show)
05/26 — Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
05/27 — Howell, MI @ Bled Fest
05/28 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
07/06 — Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
07/07 — Lancaster, PA @ Lizard Lounge
07/08 — Belmar, NJ @ Paul’s Tavern
07/09 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott

New Kind of Normal is out May 5 on Plum Records. Preorder it here.