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|BEST COAST RELEASES "I DON'T KNOW HOW" VIDEO VIA NOISEY|
ON TOUR WITH THE PIXIES IN FEBRUARY
FADE AWAY OUT NOW
Best Coast is excited to premiere the first video from their mini-album, Fade Away. The video was shot earlier this month in Sun Valley, CA by Patrick O'Dell who shoots the Epicly Later'd series for VICE.
Says Bethany, "I wanted to make a video that was super fun and LA-inspired without doing anything at the beach like so many of our videos. I've been a big fan of Patrick's for a while and I wanted to get him involved because I knew he would understand my vision. I got to hang with my friends and a bunch of hot skater boys all day! A dream come true."
Fade Away, the first release on Bethany Cosentino's Jewel City label, in partnership with Kobalt Label Services, sets Best Coast off on a new burst of independence and creativity, which includes another album they'll start recording in November for release this Spring. And it reflects the increased confidence that Cosentino and her bandmate, multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno, gained in the three surreal years since their breakthrough album Crazy For You.
"Lyrically introspective, musically tight and vocally resolute, Fade Away is Best Coast's best work to date." - Alternative Press
"As Best Coast grow and mature, new layers of surprising depth are emerging. For an EP, this record is remarkably satisfying and fulfilling. It feels like an album." ABC News
"Best Coast's Fade Away is a short, sweet burst of the effervescent sun-dappled pop-rock we've come to crave from Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno." - Stereogum
"What's accomplished by Fade Away, released on Ms. Cosentino's new label, Jewel City, is balance. These love-battered songs, with chugging beats, strummy distortion and lyrics as bluish-black as a bruise, don't suggest a retrenchment so much as a realignment, as if Best Coast had absorbed its lessons and figured out what to leave behind." - New York Times
Tour Dates with The Pixies
2/13/14 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
2/14/14 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO
2/15/14 - The Great Saltair - Salt Lake City, UT
2/17/14 - Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver, BC
2/18/14 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA
2/19/14 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR
2/21/14 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
2/22/14 - San Jose Civic Auditorium - San Jose, CA
2/23/14 - The Joint - Las Vegas, NV
2/24/14 - Kiva Auditorium - Albuquerque, NM
2/27/14 - Bayou Music Center - Houston, TX
2/18/14 - South Side Ballroom - Dallas, TX
3/01/14 - Austin Music Hall - Austin, TX
BLEACHED SHARES "LOVE SPELLS" MUSIC VIDEO VIA THE FADER
RIDE YOUR HEART AVAILABLE NOW VIA DEAD OCEANS
Watch: "Love Spells" - http://youtu.be/pULd8HpFAMY
Bleached are proud to share a new music video for "Love Spells" which they made in honor of Halloween. The band is fresh off a tour that included gigs with Best Coast, White Lung, and The Men, but they return to the road for dates that include London Calling Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and The Weezer Cruise in the new year. Also, click here to visit The Fader for a picture of Jennifer and Jessie in Halloween costumes as children. Jennifer explains the concept of the video below.
"Halloween and October are my favorite time of year so I was excited when I realized we had a month to put together a rad B-Horror style music video before Halloween gets here! So with the help of some amazing friends, and taking inspiration from our girl sunbathing in the graveyard shirt we got it all together. We made it past the obstacles like getting kicked out of our first filming location, leaving the next morning for our Europe tour, editing it on the road in the van, and keeping it all pretty DIY. Xoxo." - Jennifer Clavin
10/30/13 - Paris, FR - La Fleche d'Or
10/31/13 - Lille, FR - La Peniche
11/01/13 - Groningen, NL - Vera
11/02/13 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling Festival @ Paradiso
11/08/13 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest @ Auditorium Shores
12/14/13 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
02/13/14 - Jacksonville, FL - The Weezer Cruise
02/14/14 - Jacksonville, FL - The Weezer Cruise
02/15/14 - Jacksonville, FL - The Weezer Cruise
02/16/14 - Jacksonville, FL - The Weezer Cruise
02/17/14 - Jacksonville, FL - The Weezer Cruise
|BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHE SHARES NEW SINGLE "GREY PET" VIA |
ANNOUNCES RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT 285 KENT IN BROOKLYN, NY ON NOV 6
BREAKING MIRRORS LP OUT 11/5, NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Blanche Blanche Blanche has emerged from their Ridgewood, Queens practice space today to share new single "Grey Pet" from their forthcoming LP Breaking Mirrors, out 11/5 via Wharf Cat Records. To celebrate its release, Blanche Blanche Blanche will be playing at 285 Kent in Brooklyn, NY on November 6th with long time sources of inspiration Jad Fair (Half Japanese) and Dot Wiggins (The Shags) for the WNYU presents show.
STREAM: "Grey Pet" - https://soundcloud.com/wharf-cat-records/10-grey-pet
Blanche Blanche Blanche is Sarah Smith (vocals/songs), Zach Phillips (synthesizer/songs/prod.), Adam Steck (bass), Quentin Moore (guitar), Colin White (guitar), and Jo Miller-Gamble (drums/e-drums). This is Smith/Phillips' eighth record as BBB and their first backed by a band and recorded in a studio. You can pre-order their LP Breaking Mirrors here.
WATCH: "Thats The Ad" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90FQElfa-6s
STREAM: "I Just Wanna Know" - https://soundcloud.com/wharf-cat-records/14-i-just-wanna-know