Off the back of their first-ever European tour, My Best Fiend are gearing up for their first-ever US west coast tour which includes several stops up and down California as well as Portland and Seattle before heading to Japan for the Fuji Rocks festival. They are touring the globe in support of their debut album In Ghostlike Fading, released February 21.
My Best Fiend’s music exists in a spacious, dreamlike world and their intoxicating live show and sound have garnered comparisons to acts like Spiritualized. The seven tracks on debut album In Ghostlike Fading feel like reveries, mixing gorgeously atmospheric keyboards with grittier guitars and plaintive lead vocals. On hallucinatory opening track, “Higher Palms,” My Best Fiend achieves a kind of modern, Phil Spector-like spirit, a somewhat woozier Wall of Sound. Lead singer Fred Coldwell’s lyrics weave between decadence and penitence, compulsion and confession.
The album’s loose, impressionistic narrative flow – an undercurrent, really – that develops over the course of its nine tracks, culminating in the seven-minute-plus final track, “On the Shores of the Infinite,” where one can finally, absolutely, glimpse some light at the end of the tunnel.
US Tour Dates
7/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite
7/15 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
7/16 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
7/18 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
7/19 – Seattle, WA @ Comet Tavern
7/22 – Oakland, Ca @ Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut