Best Coast – singer/songwriter/guitarist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno – will release their third full-length album, entitled California Nights, on Harvest Records on May 5th. The record was produced by Wally Gagel (Miley Cyrus, New Order, Muse), and recorded at WAX LTD in Hollywood, California.
California Nights will be available to pre-order starting NOW. Fans who pre-order California Nights through the band’s official online store will unlock unique pre-sale codes that will give them the first chance at buying tickets for the fall club dates starting tomorrow at TK local time.
Additionally, Best Coast are proud to announce an exclusive vinyl pre-order for California Nights in partnership with brick & mortar independent record stores. The band will be pressing up a limited edition 10" available to fans who preorder California Nights on vinyl at their local participating record store. This 10", which is unavailable anywhere else, will feature three tracks from the upcoming album, one of which will be available exclusively a week earlier before any other digital retailer. Here’s how it works:
-Starting 4/7, head to your local participating independent record store and pre-order the new album California Nights on vinyl
- Receive your awesome, limited edition 10" (while supplies last) and hold on to your receipt
- Starting on 5/5, return to the same store you pre-ordered at with your receipt to receive your beautiful new vinyl copy of California Nights and ENJOY!
California Nights is a brighter, more sparkly, more sophisticated, more psychedelic 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 a 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 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.
Says Bethany about California Nights:
“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.”