There's a new Best Coast album on the way with a release date in the Spring, via Wichita Recordings in Europe and Mexican Summer for the U.S. version. Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno will be touring behind the new album, with appearances at the Isle of Wight Festival. With the departure of Ali from the band's drummer, new spots have been filled by Rafe Mandel and Brett Mielke.
The new Best Coast album is is being wrapped up in Los Angeles, with producer Jon Brion doing the knob twiddling at Capitol Studios. Bethany has been reading Fleetwood Mac's book Tusk and watching Metallica's epic documentary Some Kind of Monster for guidance on how to not do the wrong things as Best Coast matures. She wants to do it up right, but not take the band down a bad path.
"We didn't want to make a record that was like, 'Whoa, what happened to Best Coast? This isn't Best Coast. What's the point of making it sound like you recorded it in your bedroom if you can make it sound like it was recorded at Capitol Records' Studio B?" she said when speaking to the LA Times.