Santa Rosa Fangs is a stirring, stunning, and cinematic look and listen into the sometimes autobiographical, sometimes fictional journey of the venerable California musician Matt Costa through the tangled groves and grapevines of his home state.
Throughout the album’s twelve songs, Costa illuminates what he has learned and how he has grown in the past 15 years of his career. His music has taken him around the world, allowing him to work with diverse, respected artists and to connect with people everywhere — from his albums released on Brushfire Records to recording with Belle and Sebastian in Glasgow, to penning film scores and releasing a variety of genre-bending EP’s, and to finally coming home to Los Angeles’s Dangerbird Records for his first new proper full-length release in nearly five years. A rebirth in a sense, through his keen pop sensibility, studious songwriting, technical mastery, and a modern-meets-vintage sound bursting with bite, Costa has recorded the album of his career, one sure to reach new shores and sailors alike.
Produced by Peter Matthew Bauer, Matt Costa, & Nick Stumpf
Engineered by Nick Stumpf & Matt Costa
Mixed by Nick Stumpf
Recorded at Hurley Studios, Costa Mesa, CA. & Morningside Recorders, Laguna Beach, CA.
Mastered by Howie Weinberg
All instruments by Matt Costa (except) / Nick Stumpf, (all) Drums & Background Vocals on “Time Tricks” / Peter Matthew Bauer, Piano on “Real Love” Organ “Phosphorescent Letter” Background Vocals “Time Tricks” / Jonathan Alvarez, Upright Bass on “Ritchie” / Shawn Pauling & Matt Costa, Horns on “Ritchie” / Alexis Mahler, Strings on “Real Love” / Jon Natchez, Saxophone on “Time Tricks” / Casey Costa, Background Vocals on “I Remember It Well #2,” “Ritchie,” “Real Love,” & “Time Tricks”