Bethany Cosentino doesn’t exactly break any new ground (especially lyrically) on The Only Place, Best Coast’s sophomore album. But with producer Jon Brion helping out, she does slow and deepen her band’s sound, layering things up and adding touches of old-school country, boosting the pathos of a style already built on it. We’ve already posted the title track, and now the entire album is streaming at NPR. Click here to hear it.
The Only Place is out 5/15 on Mexican Summer.