SoCal singer/songwriter Matt Costa’s “Sharon” video premieres at Magnet Magazine – Live in Concert in Carmel on June 7th!

MATT COSTA’S “SHARON” VIDEO PREMIERES VIA MAGNET MAGAZINE
SANTA ROSA FANGS OUT MAY 18 VIA
DANGERBIRD RECORDS
WEST COAST DATES ADDED TO
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
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photo credit: Pamela Littky
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Santa Rosa Fangs [is]… one of the most ambitious projects
Costa has taken on.”—Billboard
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The video for the single “Sharon” from critically acclaimed California-based singer/songwriter Matt Costa’s forthcoming album Santa Rosa Fangs is premiering atMagnet Magazine. Watch the video at http://magnetmagazine.com/2018/05/11/magnet-premiere-matt-costas-sharon-video/ and share it at http://vevo.ly/FXTxw9Magnet hails “Sharon” as “the perfect example of Costa’s 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.”
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Filmed at Montana’s iconic Sip N Dip Lounge, a tiki-and-mermaid themed bar at the O’Haire Motor Inn that dates back to the early 1960s, the video features otherworldly mermaids swimming and luring patrons to the bar’s aquarium windows. Costa notes that his “close friend and veteran photographer Pamela Littky directed the video and was able to bring the vision to life with a gilded suit and signature blue Hawaiians.”
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Santa Rosa Fangs is due May 18 on Dangerbird Records. The album is available for pre-order at http://radi.al/SantaRosaFangs.
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Costa is set to tour North America in support of the new record throughout the spring and summer, including a hometown record release show at Los Angeles’ Troubadour 
on June 5 and a slew of newly announced west coast dates. See below for a list of performances; additional tour dates to be announced shortly. Tickets are available for purchase athttp://mattcosta.com/tour.
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Costa recently premiered the album’s first single “I Remember It Well” via Billboard; stream/share the track and read Costa’s interview with Billboard at http://bit.ly/2CUJyIW. Additionally, AllMusic recently premiered the track “Time Tricks,” praising the song’s “sunny shuffle and wistful lyrics,” and the album trailer can be viewed/shared at https://youtu.be/Xh0EyQ13vPg.
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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.
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“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.”
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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.”
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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.
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MATT COSTA, SANTA ROSA FANGS
1. I Remember It Well
2. Sharon
3. Grudge
4. Pacific Grove
5. Santa Rosa Fangs
6. Time Tricks
7. Coming Around
8. Ritchie
9. Phosphorescent Letter
10. Windy Smile
11. Real Love
12. I Remember It Well #2
MATT COSTA LIVE
May 19
Philadelphia, PA
Boot & Saddle*
May 21
Vienna, VA
Jammin’ Java*
May 22
Brooklyn, NY
Rough Trade*
May 23
Cambridge, MA
The Sinclair*
May 25
Toronto, ON
Longboat at Great Hall*
May 26
Ann Arbor, MI
The Blind Pig*
May 27
Chicago, IL
Schuba’s*
May 28
Milwaukee, WI
Shank Hall*
May 30
St. Paul, MN
The Turf Club*
June 5
Los Angeles, CA
The Troubadour†
June 7
Carmel, CA
Live in the Vines
July 7
San Francisco, CA
Café du Nord†
July 9
Bellingham, WA
Wild Buffalo†
July 10
Seattle, WA
Tractor Tavern†
July 11
Vancouver, BC
Biltmore Cabaret†
July 12
Portland, OR
Doug Fir Lounge†
August 16
Dana Point, CA
Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach
* with Elizabeth & the Catapult
† with Katie Toupin (ex-Houndmouth)
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