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Best Coast announce new album 'California Nights' with trailer video – watch

The record is the follow-up to 2012's 'The Only Place'

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Best Coast have announced details of their third album.

Following on from 2012's 'The Only Place' and 2013 EP 'Fade Away', 'California Nights' will be released on May 5 via Harvest. You can watch a trailer video for the release below, featuring new music.



The band released a statement about the release, stating: "Been keeping this secret long enough but it's finally time to share it – thrilled to announce our third album "California Nights" is coming out May 5 on Harvest."

"In honour of the state that has inspired us on SO many levels, we are playing a few small shows in California to kick things off – first show being of course in our beloved city of Los Angeles at The Echo on Thursday, February 19! More info coming soon, keep your ears + eyes open! xoBC"

Previously, the band had revealed that the new LP has been inspired by the music of Gwen Stefani, The Go-Gos and Sugar Ray, as well as rapper Drake.

Singer Bethany Cosentino said: "I don't know if that's because I'm obsessed with the '90s, but I started listening to a lot of '90s stuff when we did 'Fade Away' and I was really happy with that EP and those songs. I felt like I wanted to almost do something that was an extension of that, almost like that EP is leading you in to our new record."

Speaking about the influence of Drake, Cosentino continued: "This is going to sound totally weird, but Drake is a huge inspiration. It's not going to be a rap record, but in terms of lyrics and emotion. I cannot stop listening to Drake. I am obsessed. It's ridiculous how obsessed I am.

"When I listen to his music, what he's saying is so real and it doesn't feel sugarcoated or fake at all. I definitely took inspiration from that when writing lyrics. My lyrics have always been straightforward and honest and not sugarcoated but this time around I was like 'OK, I'm going to say what I have to say and I'm going to feel like Drake about it'. I'll just say it."

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