Consequence of Sound premieres 8 Inch Betsy’s latest “Meant to Mean”


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8 Inch Betsy’s frontwoman Meghan Galbraith wasn’t just a driving force in Chicago’s queercore scene — she was a beacon of warmth in the city’s community as a whole. Despite her grizzled punk rock exterior and demeanor, her numerous friends are quick to celebrate her remarkable sense of empathy. It’s something she showcased in every aspect of her life, whether she was shredding on stage with her band, volunteering at the Girls Rock! Chicago youth music program, or chatting up Mayor Rahm Emmanuel at local bars. That’s why so many people across the community were devastated this past January when she passed away suddenly after a year-long illness.

Though she may be gone, Galbraith still has one more offering for the city and her fans. Over the course of the past five years, 8 Inch Betsy slowly recorded and tweaked tracks for the follow-up to their 2007 debut album, This Time, Last Time, Every Time. Now the band is releasing their final record, The Mean Days, on November 13th via 307 Knox Records. Ahead of the release, the band is treating us to a sample of Galbraith’s final work with their latest single, “Meant to Mean”. LISTEN HERE…