“Slivers of joy peep through, but only when you let them. So why don’t you just let them?” asks Bethany Cosentino on Graceless Kids. For a decade now Cosentino has been broadcasting these slivers of joy with bandmate Bobb Bruno.
Their debut Crazy For You was the first in a series of power-pop and melodic rock classics, including their youth-focused Best Kids in 2018. Songs chronicled the band’s journey, stories of friendship, romance, and everything that gets in the way.
2020 is the start of a new decade, and Always Tomorrow is the sound of fresh starts and widening horizons. The band’s punk exuberance and glam energy shine, with lyrics that reflect peace with the passage of time: “Everything has changed/ I like it this way, I’d like for it to stay.” Bethany shares her hard-won wisdom from ten years of growth. These are jams to say farewell to the 2010s and anthems for the promise of a better tomorrow.
Always Tomorrow by Best Coast is out February 21 via Concord.
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