Slated for a May 14 release in Ireland, Best Coast are staking their claim as the band for the 2012 summer sun with The Only Place, their second album. With California still acting as their muse, Best Coast have created a song, the same name as the album, that sounds amazing at this very moment – 2.15pm on Tuesday, March 27 – with the sun glaring down all over Ireland. Whether I feel this way next week, when the dark clouds inevitably return, is debatable. Bet the California tourism board are pleased with Best Coast though: “Why would you live anywhere else? We’ve got the ocean, got the babes, we’ve got the sun, we’ve got the waves. This is the only place.” Download ‘The Only Place’ below.