Best Coast just took the major-label plunge, signing to the Capitol subsidiary Harvest and announcing the release of California Nights, their third proper album. Today, the duo dropped the video for the album’s title track, which is also the first thing we’ve heard from it. And holy shit, what a pretty song. The band seems to know exactly what to do with major-label money, beefing up their rhythm section and piling on layer upon layer of dreamy guitar, like this was Siamese Dream or something. Amid all that float, Bethany Cosentino’s voice rings out with a clear, conversational sort of beauty. It’s one of many Best Coast songs about how much Cosentino loves living in California, and the video, from director Adam Harding, builds on that, showing floaty double-exposed images of sunsets and palm trees and cacti, along with shots of Cosentino, Bobb Bruno, and honorary band member Snacks the cat. Check it out below.
California Nights is out 5/5 on Harvest.