Best Coast release new album ‘California Nights’


After teasing us with tracks “Feeling OK”, “Heaven Sent” and “California Nights”Californian duo  Best Coast have just dropped their new album, California Nights on Harvest Records.

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Staying true to the band’s shoe-gazing indie sound, Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno enlisted the help of producer Wally Gagel (Miley Cyrus, New Order, Muse) to create is a brighter, more sparkly and more sophisticated Best Coast album across the board, embodying the rich lightness and stinging darkness of a California state of mind.

The love stories Bethany spins on California Nights all detail the highs and the lows of relationships, similar to the juxtaposition of the band’s native Los Angeles – a place tinted by candy-colored palm trees and pale blue skies while existing within the loneliness and desperation of a waterless place.  More than that, there is a literal meaning to the record’s title – Cosentino is a well-documented insomniac whose creativity spirals out in the early hours of the morning, allowing her to write, undisturbed, the finest album Best Coast has made to date.

Buy the album on iTunes here

Bethany and Bobb will take California Nights on the road with their band, hitting the USA, UK, Europe, Australia and Japan.  Full dates are listed below.

BEST COAST Tour Dates (more to be announced soon):
5/9/15  Altanta, GA @ The Loft (Shaky Knees Late Night show)
5/10/15 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/16/15 Berlin, DE @ Bang Bang Club
5/17/15 Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling Festival
5/19/15 Paris, FR @ Badaboum
5/20/15 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
5/22/15  Manchester, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
5/23/15  Bristol, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
5/24/15  Nottingham, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
6/3/15   Vancouver, BC @ Imperial*
6/4/15   Seattle, WA @ Showbox*
6/5/15   Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theater*
6/6/15  Mountain View, CA @ Live 105 BFD – Shoreline Amphitheater
6/8/15   Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
6/9/15  Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room*#
6/10/15 St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room*
6/12/15 Boston, MA @ Paradise*
6/13/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival*
6/14/15  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
6/16/15 Washington, DC @ 930 Club*
6/18/15 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall*
6/19/15  Detroit, MI @ Majestic*
6/20/15  Toronto, ON @ NXNE
6/21/15 Chicago, IL @ Taste of Randolph
6/23/15 Austin, TX @ Emo's*
6/24/15  Dallas, TX @ Granada*
6/26/15  San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park*
6/27/15  Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern*
7/24/15 Byron Bay, NSW @ Splendour In The Grass Festival
7/26/15 Melbourne, Vic @ The Corner Hotel
7/28/15 Sydney, NSW @ Oxford Art Factory
8/15/15 Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic
8/16/15 Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic
9/26/15 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl (with Death Cab for Cutie)
9/28/15 Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Theater (with Death Cab for Cutie)
* Support by Bully
# With Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Watch Bobb Bruno talk us through his guitar set up below:

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