Okay so let’s admit it: If you are in fact a Best Coast fan, you were probably a little uneasy when indie rock duo (consisting of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno) announced that they were going for a more mature and serious album to follow up their fun-loving debut.
Well set your minds at ease folks. Two days ago, Witchita Recordingsshared this song off of the long awaited sophomore release from Best Coast.
The single is called Only Placeand it speaks some of the exact words and thoughts I often find myself saying in regards to living in southern California.
It is the title track of the new album which comes out May 14, 2012 and can be preordered directly from Wichita Recordings here: http://shop.wichita-recordings.com/Bundle.aspx.
As if the girls and the tunes and the dedication to California weren’t enough already, it all comes wrapped up in this most darling memorable album cover, derived from a 1913 illustration.
What more could you ask for? How about a revered producer? the girls worked with Jon Brion has collaborated with artists like Fiona Apple and Kanye West and created the scores for such films as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Punch-Drunk Love.
“Intricate but never overworked, the biggest change from previous releases is how it showcases Cosentino’s voice, this time letting it ring clear, unhidden by distortion and reverb.”
The Only Place Track Listing
1.The Only Place
2. Why I Cry
3. Last Year
4. My Life
5. No One Like You
6. How They Want Me To Be
7. Better Girl
8. Do You Love Me Like You Used To
9. Dreaming My Life Away
10. Let’s Go Home
11. Up All Night
Best Coast will kick off some extensive touring this summer with the following UK shows:
6/16 Glasgow @ Garage
6/17 Manchester @ HMV Ritz
6/18 Birmingham @ Academy
6/20 London @ SBE
6/21 Brighton @ Coalition
6/22 Isle of Wight Festival