It's a pretty great day to be a Best Coast fan. Not only have they detailed their forthcoming record California Nights - you can read what Bethany Cosentino has to say about it below - but they've also announced some brand new US tour dates, AND there's a new video for the album's title track. It drops on 4/5 May, and if you pre-order it on iTunes via the link below, you can get 'California Nights' as an instant grat track.

“If you have ever lived in California, you know what nighttime here feels like. You know what the sky looks like when those epic sunsets begin, and you understand that feeling and the way things change when the sun finally sets. In LA, or maybe just personally to me, when the sun sets - I feel like there is a large sense of calmness in the air, and I feel like everything that happened to me prior in the day, whether crappy experiences or good ones, at night, it all goes away and I sink deep into this different kind of ‘world.’ It also ties in with the idea that, in LA, there’s a real darkness that you don't see unless you know where to look. That’s a theme we very consciously decided to explore and play with when making this record. We related to the idea that things may LOOK or SOUND fun and upbeat, but they may not actually always BE that way - much like our songs. A lot of the writing for this record consisted of me getting to know myself again and remembering where Bethany ended and Best Coast began. I took a much needed step back and I was able to breathe deep for a moment and really focus on what I was doing. The end result of all of that, is California Nights. It's about a journey, accepting the things you have no control over; it’s about dealing with life like an adult, and at the end of the day, reminding yourself that there really is no reason to be sad, and you have every right to feel okay.”

  • Tracklist:
  • Feeling OK
  • Fine Without You
  • Heaven Sent
  • In My Eyes
  • So Unaware
  • When Will I Change
  • Jealousy
  • California Nights
  • Get Outta My Head
  • Run Through My Head
  • Sleep Won’t Ever Come
  • Wasted Time
  • Tour Dates:
  • 3/14/15 - Phoenix, AZ @ VIVA PHX Festival
  • 4/11/15 - San Antonio, TX @ Maverick Music Festival
  • 6/3/15 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
  • 6/4/15 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
  • 6/5/15 - Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theater
  • 6/8/15 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
  • 6/10/15 - St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
  • 6/12/15 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
  • 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
  • 6/24/15 - Dallas, TX @ Granada
  • 6/26/15 - San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
  • 6/27/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern