In the time and space within the last 15 years of Matt Costa‘s career, he has played worldwide, released film scores, genre-bending albums, EP’s and more… This time he calls for a “re-birth” if you will, with his new album Santa Rosa Fangs. Costa contemplates his time living in both polar spectrums of California in his newest single “Time Tricks”.

“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”

Costa imagined his creations in a setting similar to that of a Jim Jarmusch film, with dramatic events unfolding around them as they attempt to go about their daily lives as earnestly as possible. He also cites Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska as an influence for its songs and characters as well as its moments of sparseness. Like that iconic record, the cover of Santa Rosa Fangs is a stark black-and-white photograph tinged with deep red text, featuring three youths running along a freeway overpass. It’s not clear whether the trio—Costa’s real-life Orange County neighbors—are sprinting for joy or to escape some unknown entity; Costa hints that to him they are running away from the grabbing hands of time. “The song ‘Time Tricks’ is about that, too: it’s inevitable and coming for you.”

Pre-order Santa Rosa Fangs here.
Matt Costa on Tour

THU 26 APR – Huntington Beach, CA @ Pacific City (KROQ Roq the Ocean)

SAT 19 MAY – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

MON 21 MAY – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java

TUE 22 MAY – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

WED 23 MAY – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

FRI 25 MAY – Toronto, ONT @ Longboat at Great Hall

SAT 26 MAY – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig

SUN 27 MAY – Chicago, IL @ Schubas

MON 28 MAY – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall

WED 30 MAY – St. Paul, MN @ The Turf Club

TUE 05 JUN – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour