Best Coast
Best Coast — Photo: Eddie Chaco

Best Coast has been a household name of Golden State indie-rock since the release of their debut Crazy For You now a decade ago. The duo, comprised of Bethany Cosentino and Bob Bruno, has now stepped back into the limelight after a four-year hiatus to release an album that is a culmination of the last ten years of the band’s existence. With the release of the bubbly, lush-pop single “For The First Time,” Best Coast have begun to share the first tastes of what will be their fourth studio album, Always Tomorrow. And with it the band has shared another single and video for “Everything Has Changed,” a song that finds Cosentino reflecting on the kind of positive change that has entered life in the interim years since California Nights.

Through heady riffs and the slick sheen of guitar-driven melodies, with Cosentino channeling her inner Joan Jett, the song embodies all the cathartic candidness the singer and guitarist has made a name for herself penning. And the video only furthers Cosentino’s necessity towards staying true to herself, with it featuring a number of people from one of her favorite shows: Vanderpump Rules.

“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,” Cosentino says of the inspiration for the song. “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.”

Best Coast will be going on tour next month with stops at The Novo in Los Angeles on February 28 and another tour-ending stop at The Observatory in Santa Ana on April 2. Their album Always Tomorrow is out February 21 via Concord Records, pre-order here. Visit their website, Facebook, and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.

Watch Best Coast’s Video for New Song “Everything Has Changed”

Best Coast tour:
2/27 – Palm Springs, CA – The Alibi (with Lunch Lady)
2/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo*
2/29 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom*
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