The excellent Always Tomorrow serves up Best Coast's usual winning formula of sunny surf pop meets garage rock grit, but this time, something's just a little different. In the five years since the California duo's last album, frontwoman Bethany Consentino has focused on personal growth, kicking the morning weed habit, quitting the booze, and splitting songwriting duties with bandmate Bobb Bruno during a period when inspiration refused to come a-knockin'. As a result, the aptly-named Always Tomorrow is infused with a self-aware optimism. Even when Cosentino's lyrics give a nod to her foibles, there's a knowing air that hints she's not gonna stay down in the dumps too long. Fans will find much to love on this upbeat rocker of an album.