GLIDE MAGAZINE PREMIERES MATT COSTA’S “LOVELY SATURDAY” FROM SANTA ROSA FANGS NOVELLA EDITION

SPECIAL REISSUE INCLUDES NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD B-SIDES, NARRATION AND MORE, DUE OCTOBER 5 ON DANGERBIRD RECORDS

COSTA EMBARKS ON INTIMATE “THE ROAD TO SANTA ROSA FANGS” LIVING ROOM TOUR AND FALL DATES WITH TENNIS

The special Novella Edition of Southern California-based singer/songwriter Matt Costa’s critically acclaimed new album Santa Rosa Fangs—featuring new narration, b-sides and interstitial tracks—is due October 5 via Dangerbird Records. Pre-order the Novella Edition at http://smarturl.it/MattCostaNovella.

In anticipation of the forthcoming release, Glide Magazine is premiering the track “Lovely Saturday”—a never-before-heard Santa Rosa Fangs b-side that they say “combines the brooding openheartedness of Beck along with the righteous indie folk of a tasteful Yo La Tengo track”—at https://bit.ly/2DgvWNC. Share/embed the track at https://bit.ly/2pqCLm2.

osta will also tour North America later this fall with Tennis. Tickets are available at http://mattcosta.com/tour, see below for a complete list of dates for both tours.

Santa Rosa Fangs—out now on Dangerbird Records and available for purchase/streaming at http://radi.al/SantaRosaFangs—continues to receive extensive critical praise:

“[Costa] distills half a century of predecessors into a potent pop pastiche…Santa Rosa Fangs is filled with fetching melodies. There are also hooks galore, from the choir of Costas singing on the piano-pounding title cut to the repetition of the protagonist’s name in ‘Sharon.’ Even the tambourines are catchy.” –Associated Press

Santa Rosa Fangs [is]… one of the most ambitious projects Costa has taken on.” –Billboard

“There’s sheer exuberance radiating through many of these songs—an unfettered enthusiasm that makes nearly every number a sudden standout…Costa has found his own voice and all the additives needed to set him up for stardom.” –Relix

“Costa [has a] knack for writing timeless, accessible pop/rock songs with enough of a bent to keep music snobs from getting their torn-and-tattered T.Rex T-shirts in a bunch.” –Magnet

“Shimmering, melodically sweet, and tragic, Santa Rosa Fangs is an ambitious set, with songs that nonetheless go down easy.” –AllMusic

“This marks [Costa’s] first album in five years and could very well be the one to bring him the love and attention he so richly deserves after years of honing his craft.” –NPR

“Concepts and themes aside, Santa Rosa Fangs is a sumptuous sounding album.” –AXS

“Costa’s knack for composing layers of soft psychedelic sounds stapled together with songwriting reflective of his big heart is as evident as it ever has been.” –popmatters

Rather than setting out to create a specific narrative for the new record, Costa began noticing a theme in the new songs as he wrote them: an unconscious embodiment of the surroundings in which he himself had grown up.

“I’ve interwoven my own stories into a fictional idea of what Santa Rosa Fangs is, from my own time spent living in Northern and Southern California and years driving up and down the coast, seeing the landscape and where life can pull you within one state,” Costa explains. “It’s the characters’ story and my story, too, contemporary but still tortured by the past. It’s a window into a time period but spoken as if it’s the present. The beauty of love and loss doesn’t have a date on it; it’s timeless.”

Produced by Peter Matthew Bauer (The Walkmen) and Nick Stumpf (French Kicks), Santa Rosa Fangs follows Costa’s 2013 self-titled effort, which was hailed by MTV News as “a full-blown orchestral-pop affair, with strings and horns urging the songs to grand heights and dramatic dynamic shifts,” while American Songwriter included it in their Top 50 Albums of 2013, noting that “everything is meticulously arranged, often with strings, horns and layered backing singing. They effortlessly capture a sweet, innocent, truly captivating folk pop whimsy that never seems forced, pretentious or outdated, even with its obvious reverence for an earlier time.”

In the early 2000s Costa was on his way to becoming a professional skateboarder when he was derailed by a serious injury. He changed his focus to his songwriting and an early demo found its way to No Doubt’s Tom Dumont, who ultimately produced Costa’s early recordings. In the time since Costa’s last full-length record he has kept busy by soundtracking the award-winning documentary Orange Sunshine and independently releasing a series of EPs.

For more information, please contact Joe Cohen, Samantha Tillman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

MATT COSTA, SANTA ROSA FANGS NOVELLA EDITION
1. Santa Rosa Chapter I
2. I Remember It Well
2. Sharon
4. Grudge
5. Pacific Grove
6. Santa Rosa Fangs
7. Santa Rosa Chapter II
8. Time Tricks
9. Coming Around
10. Ritchie
11. Phosphorescent Letter
12. Windy Smile
13. Real Love
14. I Remember It Well #2
15. Santa Rosa Chapter III
16. Evening Star
17. Lovely Saturday
18. Real Love (Alternate Version)
19. Pacific Grove (Alternate Version)
20. Coming Around (Alternate Version)


MATT COSTA LIVE

* “The Road to Santa Rosa Fangs” Tour
† with Tennis


September 20 /// Oceanside, CA /// Private residence/living room*
September 21 /// Vista, CA /// Private residence/living room*
September 22 /// Hemet, CA /// Private residence/living room*
September 25 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Private residence/living room*
September 26 /// Ojai, CA /// Private residence/living room*
September 27 /// Sacramento, CA /// Private residence/living room*
October 4 /// Santa Fe, NM /// Meow Wolf†
October 5 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Crescent Ballroom†
October 6 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Troubadour†
October 7 /// Solana Beach, CA /// Belly Up Tavern†
October 9 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Chapel†
October 11 /// Portland, OR /// Doug Fir Lounge†
October 12 /// Seattle, WA /// The Crocodile†
October 13 /// Vancouver, BC /// Biltmore Cabaret†
October 15 /// Missoula, MT /// Top Hat Lounge†
October 16 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// Metro Music Hall†
October 28 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Rock ‘n’ Roll L.A. Half Marathon
November 6 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Cedar Cultural Center†
November 7 /// Chicago, IL /// Thalia Hall†
November 9 /// Toronto, ON /// Long Boat Hall†
November 10 /// Montreal, QC /// Bar Le Ritz†
November 11 /// Cambridge, MA /// The Sinclair†
November 13 /// New York, NY /// Le Poisson Rouge†
November 14 /// Washington, DC /// The Black Cat†
November 16 /// Atlanta, GA /// Aisle 5†
November 17 /// Birmingham, AL /// Saturn†
November 18 /// Nashville, TN /// 3rd & Lindsley†