Best Coast Readying New Album ‘Always Tomorrow,’ for 2/21 Release — Preview the LP with Three Songs

Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

On Feb. 21, Los Angeles-based indie/rock band Best Coast will release a new album titled Always Tomorrow.

The two-piece, made up of guitarist/vocalist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno, have previewed the new album with a trio of tracks thus far, with the latest coming on Wednesday.

“Different Light” opens the album with a barrage of energy, surf-rock/indie riffs and Cosentino’s passioned vocals — each a compelling element of the band’s music that has helped Best Coast establish itself over the course of its career.

The first song premiered from Always Tomorrow was “For the First Time,” which premiered in 2019:

Which was followed by “Everything Has Changed,” and its music video:

Always Tomorrow is the fourth full-length album from Best Coast, following 2015’s California Nights, and was produced by Carlos de la Garza and Justin Meldal-Johnsen.

The music put out by Best Coast over the course of its career has always reflected deeply upon the personal experiences of Cosentino, and the new album is no exception.

As a news release stated:

Always Tomorrow is the culmination of the last ten years of front person Bethany Cosentino’s life, seeing her stand back from the past decade of the band’s existence and taking stock in where she’s been and who she has become.  It’s an album full of intense personal discovery amidst a whirlwind backdrop of global tours, heartbreak, newfound sobriety, dark thoughts, immense joy, giving a fuck, not giving too many fucks, substances, boredom, public personas, and gratitude.  

Said Bethany to that effect:

After we finished the album cycle for California Nights, something terrifying happened to me. I felt creatively paralyzed. I couldn’t write music. There was so much bubbling inside of me, so many things happening, so much to process,  but I couldn’t get any of it out. I was miserable and felt like nothing was ever going to change. One day, I locked myself in my closet and I forced myself to write, and out came “Everything Has Changed.” The song was like a vision of life I wished I was living; ultimately, that song was prophetic — describing the life I would soon be living.  Always Tomorrow is the story of where I was and where I am now, as well as the struggles I am still learning to identify and figure out.  Some days I wake up and I feel like I’m on top of the world and I forget about everything that’s ever bummed me out, and other days, it all comes flooding back. This album is about leaving the darkness for the light, but still understanding that nothing is ever going to be perfect. It’s about burning it all down and starting from scratch even when the idea of that is fucking terrifying. Closing one chapter and moving onto the next even when you have no idea what is on the other side. Acceptance. It’s about taking a gigantic leap of faith.”

Catch Best Coast this February, on the road with Mannequin Pussy at the following dates:

2/27 – Palm Springs, CA – The Alibi (w/ Lunch Lady)

2/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo*

2/29 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom* (Noise Pop Festival)

3/2 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom*

3/3 – Vancouver, BC – VENUE *

3/4 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox*

3/6 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall*

3/7 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*

3/9 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*

3/10 – Evanston, IL – SPACE*

3/11 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*

3/13 – Detroit, MI – El Club*

3/14 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre*

3/15 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre*

3/16 – Boston, MA – Royale*

3/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*

3/19 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*

3/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*

3/21 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*

3/23 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East*

3/24 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*

3/25 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater*

3/27 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger*

3/28 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk*

3/29 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater*

3/31 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom*

4/1 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park*

4/2 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (w/ Feels)

*w/ Mannequin Pussy


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