Published Oct 05, 2011Best Coast were initially associated with the lo-fi shitgaze trend, but last year's Crazy for You boasted a comparatively cleaned-up sound. For their sophomore album, it looks like songwriter Bethany Cosentino and her collaborators will be going even more hi-fi, as they have recruited studio genius Jon Brion as producer.
In a post on Facebook, the band wrote, "Beyond thrilled to announce that the incredibly talented Jon Brion will be producing the next Best Coast album. Recording begins in a few weeks in LA. More news on the way."
There's no more information than that, but this tidbit is more than enough to get us excited about the prospect of a new Best Coast album. Cosentino previously told Rolling Stone that her new album would be influenced by classic country artists like Loretta Lynn, but added, "It's not going to be a country record at all. I think a lot of people are getting scared when I say that."
Listen to Best Coast's recent demo "How They Want Me to Be" at the bottom of this page.
Brion has previously lent his production talents to Kanye West, Of Montreal, members of Radiohead, and more. He's also a successful songwriter and composer in his own right.
Thanks to We All Want Someone to Shout For for the tip.