SoCal So Far Away: Best Coast torture us with feelings of summer in trailer for ‘California Nights’ LP


Ahhhh Best Coast, always singing about sunshine and beaches and California. Cool uplifting summertime guitar-pop for those lazy days wearing shorts and going for jogs, drinking green juice, loving life. Making out with the sun. Sweating. Smiling.

Must be so nice in Southern California these days.

Today guitarist/vocalist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno announced the new Best Coast album, titled California Nights, with a teaser video soundtracked by the title cut. The follow-up to 2013 EP Fade Away and their 2012 LP The Only Place arrives May 5 via Harvest Records. We will probably still have snow by then, but California is all about daydreamin’.


Here’s word from Cosentino: “In honor of the state that has inspired us on SO many levels, we are playing a few small shows in California to kick things off — first show being of course in our beloved city of Los Angeles at the Echo on Thursday Feb 19th! Tickets to this show go on sale TODAY AT NOON! So excited to be getting back out there + so excited to share this album with the world. More info coming soon, keep your ears + eyes open!”

La la la.