Best Coast

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Best Coast is an American rock duo formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. The band consists of songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno. Cosentino, a former child actress, began writing music as a teenager and was formerly a member of the experimentalist drone group Pocahaunted. After a brief tenure at college in New York City, Cosentino returned to the West Coast and began recording lo-fi demos with Bruno, whom she met in the Los Angeles music scene.

After a string of 7-inch and cassette-only singles, the band signed to Mexican Summer, who issued the band's debut, Crazy for You, in 2010. Crazy for You became an unexpected commercial success following Internet buzz surrounding the duo. Lewis Pesacov of Fool's Gold and Foreign Born produced, engineered and mixed the album. Best Coast added a touring drummer, Ali Koehler of Vivian Girls, and spent much of 2011 on the road for festival appearances and tour dates. Best Coast's sophomore effort, The Only Place, was released in 2012 and featured a cleaner sound than their previous releases. In 2013, the duo released an EP, Fade Away, and their third studio album, California Nights, was released in May 2015.

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The Only Place
 
The Only Place is the second studio album by American indie rock duo Best Coast, released on May 15, 2012 by Mexican Summer.
Crazy for You
 
Crazy for You is the debut studio album by American indie rock duo Best Coast, released July 27, 2010 on Mexican Summer.
California Nights
 
California Nights is the third studio album by American indie rock duo Best Coast, released on May 1, 2015 by Harvest Records.
Fade Away
 
Fade Away is the sixth extended play (EP) by American indie rock duo Best Coast, released on October 22, 2013 on frontwoman Bethany Cosentino's label Jewel City.

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Best Coast – “Little Saint Nick” (Beach Boys Cover)
  –  December 1, 2017
Best Coast are once again chipping into the Amazon wing of the Christmas-exclusive streaming wars. They’ve covered the Beach Boys’ “Little Saint Nick” as part of the 2017 additions to Amazon Music’s holiday playlists, which also include ...
Cam Plots New Best Coast Tour
  –  September 29, 2017
Cam promises her new eight-city Best Coast Tour will be a feast for the eyes and the ears. Launching Nov. 28 in San Luis Obispo, CA, the run will feature a live preview of music from her upcoming sophomore album (due in 2018) and an original commissioned ...
Listen: Best Coast – “Little Saint Nick” (The Beach Boys Cover)
  –  December 1, 2017
Amazon Music has been commissioning Christmas covers for its Indie For the Holidays playlist. Now Best Coast have covered The Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick." The original was released as a single in 1963 and then appeared on 1964's The Beach Boys ...
California dominates list of best U.S. cities to raise kids
  –  December 1, 2017
and while the National Council for Home Safety and Security didn’t specifically consult the thermometer or the Farmer’s Almanac to make their list, California’s dominance sure makes a case for that whole “West Coast is the Best Coast” thing…
Listen to Best Coast's Sugary Cover of "Little Saint Nick"
  –  December 1, 2017
Over Best Coast’s tenure as one of the most beloved indie bands of the young and stoned, Bethany Cosentino’s voice has grown less somber and more up-tempo, perky but also real—as in-your-face as her writing is. “Being from California and being ...
Amazon Original Holiday Playlists 'Indie For The Holidays' and 'Acoustic Christmas' Premiere New Exclusive Tracks Today
  –  December 1, 2017
"Being from California and being heavily influenced by The Beach Boys we felt like we had to cover this one!," said Best Coast's Bethany Consentino. "Also always fun for me to cover a song with a wall of harmonies and background vocals because it's my ...
Best Coast – “Little Saint Nick” (Beach Boys Cover)
  –  December 1, 2017
Best Coast are once again chipping into the Amazon wing of the Christmas-exclusive streaming wars. They’ve covered the Beach Boys’ “Little Saint Nick” as part of the 2017 additions to Amazon Music’s holiday playlists, which also include ...
Country singer Cam on her musical journey — from Oceanside to Nashville to the Grammys
  –  November 30, 2017
Cam recently wrapped up opening on parts of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul Tour, and this past Tuesday, in San Luis Obispo, launched her own tour: the nine-city Best Coast Tour, which brings her to Moonshine Beach this weekend. SEE MORE VIDEOS The ...
Ultimate California playlist: Top 25 songs for traveling the Golden State
  –  November 30, 2017
19. “The Only Place”: It’s a shimmering slice of indie-pop magic, delivered by one of the best California bands of recent years — Best Coast. 20. “Streets of Bakersfield”: You didn’t think we’d forget the country music fans, did you?
West Coast, Best Coast? Not for Democratic Hopefuls
  –  November 30, 2017
In an attempt to give it more sway over the nominating process, California recently moved its presidential primary from June to early March. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom — if he becomes governor next ...
Albert Hammond Jr. covers “The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot” for Indie for the Holidays playlist: Stream
  –  November 29, 2017
Amazon is once again uploading new tracks to their annual playlist, including songs from Charly Bliss (“All I Want for Christmas (Is You)”), Best Coast (“Little Saint Nick”), Jessica Lea Mayfield (“To Heck with Ole Santa Claus”), Kevin Morby ...
NBC News Terminates Matt Lauer, Citing Complaint About 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior'
  –  November 29, 2017
Stephanopoulos added: “This is not over yet, we have a long long way to go.” Read more: Op-Ed: Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino on Explosion of Sexual Assault Allegations in Hollywood: 'Consider 2017 the Year of Male Consequence' Pres. Trump -- the ...
SUSTO holiday track premieres on American Songwriter, featured on Amazon playlist
  –  November 29, 2017
Add local sweethearts SUSTO to ranks of Best Coast and Jessica Lea Mayfield, because that's who the band's sharing a pretty cool playlist with this week. Indie for the Holidays is a collection of Christmas songs, put out annually by Amazon, you can't ...
Charly Bliss’ Cover Of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Is Glittery Holiday Brilliance
  –  November 28, 2017
The rest of the playlist has some solid names on it, too, including Jeff The Brotherhood, Best Coast, Albert Hammond, Jr. of The Strokes, and Kevin Morby. Listen to Charly Bliss’ cover above, and check out the tracklist of the Indie For The Holidays ...
SUSTO Premieres Dreamy Cover of “Feliz Navidad”
  –  November 28, 2017
Other artists on the playlist include Kevin Morby, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Jeff The Brotherhood, and Best Coast. The full playlist will be available on December 1. Listen to “Feliz Navidad” before the playlist’s official release below.
Albert Hammond Jr. – “The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot”
  –  November 28, 2017
For the last couple years, Amazon has commissioned artists to record Christmas songs for their Indie For The Holidays playlist, and this year’s contributions come from Kevin Morby, Charly Bliss, Best Coast, the Lemon Twigs, Great Grandpa, Jessica Lea ...
Muscle & Brawn: Royal Blood, Live in London
  –  November 27, 2017
“Dig” and “Hello Today” are amped-up, vintage Americana, replete with a dash of Hole, a splash of Wolf Alice and sprinkling of Best Coast, equal parts sugar and spike. Up next, eschewing sweetness for chaos, At the Drive-In are the outliers on ...
How Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ inspired country singer-songwriter Cam’s latest single
  –  November 24, 2017
Cam will be performing “Diane” along with several other brand new songs off of her forthcoming album during her nine-date headlining Best Coast Tour. Though she’s certainly been spending a lot of time in Nashville, Cam originally came from the ...
Cam To Perform New Single In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  –  November 22, 2017
as part of a content series celebrating the 60th anniversary of the opening of Historic RCA Studio B. Cam is also set to launch her Best Coast Tour next week, headlining nine West Coast dates beginning Nov. 28.
Kirschner: 2017 going down as the year the East finally overtook the West
  –  November 21, 2017
The West Coast is the "best coast" no more – at least when it comes to conferences as the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs have rolled on. The West’s consistent dominance through the recent past has been no secret in MLS. Year after year has been riddled ...
Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino pens op-ed on sexual assault allegations in Hollywood
  –  November 3, 2017
She describes 2017 as 'the year of male consequence'. Best Coast‘s Bethany Cosentino has written a full opinion piece regarding the recent sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. In recent weeks, the Hollywood film producer has been accused ...
Cam Plots New Best Coast Tour
  –  September 29, 2017
Cam promises her new eight-city Best Coast Tour will be a feast for the eyes and the ears. Launching Nov. 28 in San Luis Obispo, CA, the run will feature a live preview of music from her upcoming sophomore album (due in 2018) and an original commissioned ...

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