PREORDER/PRESAVE: Matt Costa – Yellow Coat (Deluxe) PRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE
California singer-songwriter Matt Costa has announced the Deluxe version of his acclaimed, 2020 full-length album Yellow Coat. Featuring five new, live recordings of tracks from the album along with “When The Avalanche Comes” featuring Jack Johnson and Zach Gill, Yellow Coat (Deluxe) is set to be released on October 8 via Dangerbird Records. Costa had the following to share about creating the deluxe release and resuming live performances:
“Since the record release I’ve only played a handful of shows with limited capacity. Gearing up for a new tour, I knew “Savannah” would be exciting to play live. Though It was just Minh Pham and I in the theatre making this, I saw and heard the crowd backing me up with the chant of “Savannah” as loud as the cicadas that ring from the trees.” – Matt Costa
Additionally, Costa has announced a fall U.S. co-headline tour with David Ramirez in addition to his scheduled appearance at Americanafest in Nashville, TN on Saturday, September 25. Kicking off on October 13 in Lubbock, TX, the tour will visit markets across the midwest and west coast of the U.S. and culminate in an appearance at Casbah in San Diego, CA on November 9. A full listing of dates can be found below.
Produced by Alex Newport, Yellow Coat is a masterpiece of heartbreak, equal parts lost Sixties AM radio hits, folk-pop beauty and dark night of the soul music. Taking inspiration from Van Gogh’s Dear Theo along with John Steinbeck’s A Life in Letters, and stamped with the honesty and intimacy of something not meant to be heard, Yellow Coat is the product of Costa penning letters to himself about the end of a relationship that had lasted almost a decade.
As his second LP for Dangerbird Records and the follow-up to his well-received concept record Santa Rosa Fangs – an album that revealed similar storytelling qualities present in the work of other like-minded American songwriters such as Kurt Vile and Damien Jurado – Yellow Coat channels Costa’s raw emotion into a collection of hooky love songs, most of them awash in strings, Mellotron, harmonies, and groove.
After connecting with notable producer Alex Newport (Death Cab for Cutie, At the Drive-In), the songs of Yellow Coat took shape with Costa enlisting the help of touring musicians and friends from afar. From the insinuating acoustic riffs and lo-fi beats of the album’s lead single “Avenal” and the snappy fatalism of “Slow” to the almost church-like fragility of “Last Love Song,” Yellow Coat is brimming with bittersweet narratives of love’s power to both soothe and devastate. For instance, when Costa first wrote what became “Last Love Song,” it had a different title and was meant to be an anniversary gift. A true testament to the concept that songs evolve and can change meaning over time, the track turned into a break-up song, its sadness as palpable as the sound of Costa’s fingers on his guitar strings.
Matt Costa Yellow Coat (Deluxe) tracklist:
Make That Change
Let Love Heal
Last Love Song
Jet Black Lake
Broken Eros (Interlude)
Sky Full Of Tears
When The Avalanche Come
So I Say Goodbye
Slow (Live Deluxe)
Let Love Heal (Live Deluxe)
Make That Change (Live Deluxe)
Savannah (Live Deluxe)
Last Love Song (Live Deluxe)
When the Avalanche Comes (feat. Jack Johnson & Zach Gill)