The first time you listen you will notice the shift in production. This is a cleaner, sleeker Best Coast. Bethany uses it as an ode to her beloved California state, and it radiates that warm summer California aesthetic that she holds as her own.
Grab it below.
[mp3]: Best Coast – The Only Place
A few nights ago she played a new song called “Why I Cry” at the 35 Denton Festival in Denton, Texas. I’m pretty sure this was one of the songs from Bonnaroo.
Take a watch/listen below.
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As reported Jon Brion produced the album, which is bound to sound a lot more cleaner and polished than the older lo-fi material that the band was once known for.
It’s reported that this album will see Bethany’s attempt to “grow up”. She has announced two sets of tour dates, which you can find over at Spin. She will be stopping by Terminal 5 on July 17, with support from Those Darlins.
Johnny Marr has collaborated with select artists such as Best Coast for a new project with Ray-Ban called “Ray-Ban Raw Sounds”. He helped motivate the artists by offering up pieces of inspiration such as a photograph, a poem, a quote, a old map of downtown Manhattan, and a video of him playing the guitar.
For his collaboration with Best Coast, Marr offered Bethany the photo and it resulted in the love longing effort, “In Your Sleep”. Say what you want about Best Coast, but no one can deny their incredible work ethic.
Stream “In Your Sleep” over at Spin. The other tracks are done by Au Revoir Simone, Mona, and Tom Vek. All can be found at the same link.
Best Coast has shared some info on her 2nd album. In a few weeks the band will head to La to record the new album, which is going to be produced by Jon Brion.
The message came from the band’s Facebook page. Check it out below:
Beyond thrilled to announce that the incredibly talented Jon Brion will be producing the next Best Coast album. Recording begins in a few weeks in LA. More news on the way.
Great news for Best Coast fans. We can probably expect to have the new album sometime mid 2012.
“Nodding Off” is another cut from Wavves’ upcoming EP Life Sux. His close pal Bethany a.k.a. Best Coast guests on the track and doesn’t miss a beat. More summer inspired slacker pop that won’t have you nodding off. This is gonna be one enjoyable EP.
Stream it below:
Best Coast has been busy out on tour supporting the hell out of her debut album, Crazy For You. New music isn’t too far off. Bethany just posted on her blog thanking her fans for the support, showing her appreciation by giving us a listen to a demo of a new song called “How They Want Me To Be”.
Here’s what she said about the song:
This song was recorded a few months ago at Black Iris, the same studio we recorded “Crazy For You.” This song is not properly mixed, it’s mostly a rough studio demo of a song I wrote and wanted to record. I am about 99% sure that this song will get re-recorded and changed up a bit and will end up on our second album. It’s called “How They Want Me To Be.
“How They Want Me To Be” may be the same formula that Best Coast has been using, but it’s a successful formula. It’s a nice little song, and I’m really liking it. Remember, it’s only a rough demo. Imagine what a little magic in the studio could do to this beauty.
Listen to the song over here. The link isn’t embeddable yet.
Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino lent vocals for a anti-human trafficking video that MTV Exit made to raise awareness about the disturbing topic. The composition was scored by Black Iris, and received sound design from Brian Emrich.
MTV Exit made an animated video for the song, and it shows just how messed up the topic is. The song will be available to buy on iTunes tomorrow, with all proceeds going to the organization.
Watch the video below: