Best Coast premieres new song “California Nights” and video — watch

The band has also revealed the artwork and tracklist for its new album, California Nights, and announced a North American tour

Best Coast - California Nights single
Best Coast, photo by Janell Shirtcliff

    On May 5th, Best Coast will return with their third full-length, California Nights, through Harvest Records. Today, the band has shared more details of the album, including its album artwork and tracklist, and is also streaming the title track.

    Although the Los Angeles outfit’s been known more for its laid-back, sun-baked surf pop, “California Nights” is a decidedly bolder, more scorching beast. Highlighted by red-hot, shoegaze-inspired guitars and Bethany Cosentino’s spectral vocals, it’s Best Coast’s first new song in over a year and easily well-worth the wait. Check it out below via its SoCal-centric music video.


    California Nights Artwork:

    California Nights new album

    California Nights Tracklist:
    01. Feeling O.K.
    02. Fine Without You
    03. Heaven Sent
    04. In My Eyes
    05. So Unaware
    06. When Will I Change
    07. Jealousy
    08. California Nights
    09. Fading Fast
    10. Run Through My Head
    11. Sleep Won’t Ever Come
    12. Wasted Time

    In support of the LP, Best Coast has also lined up a spring North American tour. Consult the full itinerary.

    Best Coast 2015 Tour Dates:
    02/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
    03/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Downtown Phoenix
    04/10 – San Antonio, TX @ La Villita Historic Arts Village
    05/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlantic Station
    05/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Central Park
    06/03 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
    06/04 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    06/05 – Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theatre
    06/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    06/10 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
    06/12-21 – Toronto, ON @ NXNE Festival
    06/12 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    06/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    06/16 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    06/18 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
    06/19 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
    06/24 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
    06/26 – San Diego, CA @ The North Park Theatre
    06/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern