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06 Sep

Best Coast performed “Do You Love Me Like You Used To?” on Conan.

Watch the video below and pick up their album The Only Place on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

18 Jul

Best Coast performed “Storms” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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17 May

Best Coast performed “The Only Place” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

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20 Apr

In the midst of preparing for Mexican Summer’s May 15th release of The Only Place, the follow-up to 2010′s Crazy For You LP, Best Coast is proud to announce a tremendous run of live shows in the US and UK. This new tour will see Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno bringing The Only Place’s beautiful new songs to the big stage.

Consistent with previous Best Coast releases, The Only Place sees Cosentino handling all songwriting and rhythm guitar and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno manning lead guitar, bass and drums. This time around, though, the band has enlisted renowned producer and composer Jon Brion to fully realize what Consentino has characterized as a more mature album than Crazy For You. Brion’s reputation precedes him at this point, but suffice to say that the cleaner, richer sound that he provides perfectly compliments the more complex instrumentation of this new offering from the band. Most notably, this applies to Cosentino’s vocals, which have been placed bare and beautiful at these songs’ forefront, rather than obscured by distortion and reverb.

The upcoming tour dates will be your first chance to witness for yourself the full effect of Best Coast’s gorgeous new offering. See the full schedule below and prepare yourself for The Only Place.

LISTEN: “The Only Place”

Best Coast
The Only Place
(Mexican Summer)
May 15th, 2012

1.The Only Place
2. Why I Cry
3. Last Year
4. My Life
5. No One Like You
6. How They Want Me To Be
7. Better Girl
8. Do You Love Me Like You Used To
9. Dreaming My Life Away
10. Let’s Go Home
11. Up All Night


5/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern *
5/19 Oakland, CA @ Fox *
5/21 Portland, Or @ Aladdin *
5/22 Seattle, WA @ Neptune *
5/23 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore *
5/25 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up *
5/26 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater *
5/27 Lawrence, KS @ Granada *
5/29 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
5/30 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
6/01 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
6/02 Houston, TX @ Free Press Fest
6/03 Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
6/16 Glasgow @ Garage
6/17 Manchester @ HMV Ritz
6/18 Birmingham @ Academy
6/20 London @ SBE
6/21 Brighton @ Coalition
6/22 Isle of Wight Festival
6/24 Atlantic City @ Metallica’s Orion Festival ^
7/09 Orlando, FL @ The Social ^
7/10 Miami, FL @ Grand Central ^
7/12 Atlanta, GA @ Variety ^
7/13 Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
7/14 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
7/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
7/17 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 ^
7/18 Boston, MA @ Royale ^
7/20 Montreal, QC @ Le National ^
7/21 Toronto, ON @ Pheonix ^
7/23 Columbus, OH @ Newport Theater ^
7/24 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom ^
7/25 Madison, WI @ Majestic ^
7/27 Chicago, IL @ Vic ^

* = w/ Jeff the Brotherhood
^ = w/ Those Darlins

22 Mar

SPIN returned to Stubb’s in Austin for their annual SXSW day party. Santigold, who has a new album out in May, headlined the party. Check out photos from her set and of Best Coast, Chairlift, Escort, Spoek Mathambo, The Big Pink below thanks to our photographer Phil DeSimone







07 Feb

Metallica has just announced the first ever Orion Music + More festival set for June 23rd and 24th at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ. The festival is being co-presented with C3 Presents. The festival will feature music, art and more. Metallica will headline both nights of Orion Music + More and play “The Black Album” in its entirety one night Ride The Lightning in its entirety the other. This will be the only time the band will perform these albums in North America in 2012!

The lineup for Orion Music + More is incredibly diverse. Over 20 bands are scheduled to perform including: Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, The Sword, Liturgy, and more to be announced.

The Metallica Met Club fan club presale starts tomorrow – February 8th at 10am (Eastern) and runs through Friday, February 10th at 10pm (Eastern). Met Club members get first dibs on buying festival tickets.

These are the two ticket options:

– A Super Special Price at $125 including all fees for a 2-Day pass OR
The MET CLUB ULTRA 2-DAY PASS, which includes Front of Stage Viewing Area Access, Exclusive Ultra Lounge Access & More for $225 including all fees

15 Aug

L.A.’s Wavves follow up their 2010 skuzz-pop masterstroke King of the Beach with Life Sux, the debut release from singer Nathan Williams’ Ghost Ramp label. If the band’s previous records were all about one man’s self-loathing, this six-song EP takes that sentiment and generously expands it outward, telling the tale of two loathsome characters locked down in Bummertown. What follows is a downward spiral of wrecked cars, impossible dreams and fading faith set to pop-damaged punk and squalling grunge, and featuring collaborations with musical BFFs Best Coast and Fucked Up. Also, it’s fucking fun, though in Williams’ words, “If you hate yourself and other people, you might like our record.”

Williams has come a long way from his parents’ San Diego pool house, where Wavves was born during a jobless bout in 2008. A series of small-run 7-inches and tapes paved the way to the buzz-building self- titled and semi-self-titled LPs Wavves (Woodsist, 2008) and Wavvves (Fat Possum, 2009). Both were praised for their inimitable brand of experimental surf skronk and lo-fi loser anthems, notably swathed in pot smoke and isolation. King of the Beach, recorded in Mississippi with producer Dennis Herring (Animal Collective, Modest Mouse), kept that blessed spirit alive but displayed a set of fuzzed up, fleshed out confections, and found Wavves expanded to a ripping trio, including current bassist Stephen Pope.

Produced by the band and recorded at Infrasonic Sound in nearby Alhambra, Life Sux picks up where the last album left off: at that rare intersection where form meets friction. Opener “Bug” is an upbeat bomb lobbed at any enemies of fun-a thesis statement driven by Dino Jr. guitars and a pop-punk bass line. The blisteringly bright “I Wanna Be Dave Grohl” offers an arena-sized appeal to everyman excellence, while “Nodding Off” finds that escape fantasy failing even as Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino coos sweetly over the encroaching grime. “Poor Lenore” is heavier and darker, awash in wasteland riffage àla Nirvana, and “Destroy” is severe, with Fucked Up and Wavves teaming up to thrash in vain against a crushing apathy.

Life Sux closes with “In the Sand,” a longtime touring favorite recorded live at Black Iris Music in L.A. with drummer Jacob Cooper. Surfy, smashy and brash, the song is a fitting finale and despite itself, offers up a near moral before careening into silence. After establishing his ennui, Williams offers up faintly glimmering hope in the midst of inertia: “Do what you wanted to do / It’s all up to you.” Fittingly, the launch of Ghost Ramp embodies this slacker-made-good philosophy. Working with other people’s labels was a means to an end. Finished with the red tape, false promises and general bogusness, Wavves is now a movement unto itself, going direct to fans and friends everywhere.

Side A

1. Bug
2. I Wanna Be Dave Grohl
3. Nodding Off (feat. Best Coast)

Side B
4. Poor Lenore
5. Destroy (feat. Fucked Up)
6. In The Sand (live)**

** Vinyl and iTunes bonus track

14 Aug

Best Coast headlined the Panhandle Stage at Outside Lands on Friday around 8pm. Check out photos from their set below thanks to Marcello Ambriz

09 Aug

Best Coast played a sold out show at the Greek Theatre last Wednesday night in Los Angeles with Lykke Li. Our photographer Kelly Brown was there to get some really cool shots of Bethany Cosentino. Check out the photos below:

01 Jun

If you haven’t seen Best Coast live yet, you should’ve been at this weekend’s B.O.M.B. Fest. The Los Angeles indie-rock led by Bethany Cosentino had the 7pm slot on the first night of the festival on Saturday May 28th. Check out photos by the tag team of Jennifer Murtha and Phil DeSimone, both from