Southern California-based singer/songwriter Matt Costa’s fifth full-length album—and first in five years—Santa Rosa Fangs is out now on Dangerbird Records and available for purchase/streaming at http://radi.al/SantaRosaFangs.

Costa is continuing to tour in support of the record, confirming a run of North American dates with critically acclaimed artist Tennis. Tickets are available athttp://mattcosta.com/tour, see below for a complete list of dates.

In addition to the fall tour with Tennis, Costa will be on the road this September performing a series of intimate, fan-hosted house shows throughout the Southwest in which he tells the stories behind the new record and plays songs spanning his entire career. “The Road to Santa Rosa Fangs” tour is seeking hosts now, seehttp://www.mattcosta.com/livingrooms for additional information.

Costa also recently premiered the self-directed video for the album track “Windy Smile,” watch/share it at https://youtu.be/aQ1FXKAlhgI.

Produced by Peter Matthew Bauer (The Walkmen) and Nick Stumpf (French Kicks), the songs on Santa Rosa Fangs center around a fictional young woman named Sharon, her two brothers Ritchie and Tony, and their story of love, loss and coming of age in California, replete with long distance love affairs and nostalgic romances. Rather than setting out to create a specific narrative, 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.”


July 27                                                          Hemet, CA                                     Derby’s Bar & Grill
August 1                                              Huntington Beach, CA                                         Gallagher’s
August 8                                                      Boulder, CO    FMQB Free Outdoor Stage on the Hill*
August 16                                                 Dana Point, CA                 Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach
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†
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†

* with Rayland Baxter
† with Tennis

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