“‘Always Tomorrow,’ a powerhouse rock record with a sharp perspective and loads of hooks, is a document of an artist stitched whole again. It’s also the sound of an invigorated band rejecting the idea that the greatest music comes from tortured roots.” – New York Times

“The band’s fourth album...brings a new kind of clarity to their approach. A layer of distortion that once coated the duo’s music has been stripped away to reveal an invigorated rock sound, one that allows Cosentino’s rich vocals to soar.”  – Entertainment Weekly

Toronto, ON – February 21, 2020 – Los Angeles, California’s Best Coast  – comprised of Bethany Cosentino (guitar, vocals) and Bobb Bruno (guitar) – have released their first album in five years, Always Tomorrow, today via Concord Records.  Always Tomorrow, produced by Carlos de la Garza with additional production by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Paramore, M83), is the band’s first album of new studio material since their acclaimed 2015 record, California Nights. Listen to Always Tomorrow here.

The album 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 a record 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. 

Says Cosentino, “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.”

With sonic nods to the likes of The Go-Go’s, The B-52’s, Fleetwood Mac, The Bangles, Talking Heads, and more, Always Tomorrow is full of the best songs Cosentino has ever written, and a welcome addition to Best Coast’s stellar, much-loved catalogue.  From the hazy confessions of the band’s debut album, Crazy About You, to the woozy pop of California Nights, to the guitar sheen of Always Tomorrow, Best Coast continues to be one of the most relatable, important voices in independent music. 

Best Coast will be going on a full North American tour this winter with support from Mannequin Pussy, including Canadian stops in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.  All dates are listed below. 

“This album is the story of a second chance.” – Bethany Cosentino, Best Coast

February 27 - Palm Springs, CA - The Alibi – SOLD OUT
February 28 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo*
February 29 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom*
March 2 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom*
March 3 - Vancouver, BC - Hollywood Theatre*
March 4 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox*
March 6 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall*
March 7 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre*
March 9 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
March 10 - Evanston, IL - SPACE* - SOLD OUT
March 11 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
March 13 - Detroit, MI - El Club*
March 14 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre*
March 15 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre*

March 16 - Boston, MA - Royale*
March 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*
March 19 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
March 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
March 21 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle*
March 23 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East*
March 24 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*
March 25 - New Orleans, LA - The Joy Theater*
March 27 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger*
March 28 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk*
March 29 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater*
March 31 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom*
April 1 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park*
April 2 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
May 17 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
May 19 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
May 20 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute2
 *w/ Mannequin Pussy

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