Born: 1987 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Best Coast is an American indie pop trio based in Los Angeles, California. The band is recognizable for their fuzzy, low-fidelity sound in the vein of surf rock formed by songwriter and frontwoman Bethany Cosentino, formerly of Pocahaunted, and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno.
The band's first two drummers were Jennifer Clavin (of Mika Miko and Cold Cave) and then Adam Garcia. Ali Koehler had performed as the band's live drummer, before she officially joined in July 2010 after leaving the Vivian Girls.
The band released several 7 singles and EPs, including Make You Mine and Black Iris, and they released a music video for their single When I'm With You. Best Coast's single Boyfriend was named by Pitchfork Media as a best new track.
Their first full-length album, Crazy for You, was released in July 2010 on the Mexican Summer record label. The album entered the Top 40 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and peaked at Number 36. As of August 8, 2010, Best Coast's debut Crazy For You has sold over 10,000 units.
In many respects, 22 year-old Bethany Cosentino leads a pretty normal life. A true California native, she likes to spend her days looking at palm trees, getting stoned and watching Seinfeld on DVD. But in her twenty two years of existence, she’s also managed to do a lot of enviable awesome things: opening up for Sonic Youth, being friends with the crème de la crème of the Los Angeles music scene, getting major label offers at the ripe young age of seventeen. If you haven’t guessed it already, Bethany Cosentino is also a talented singer and musician. With her latest project, Best Coast, Bethany sends a musical love letter to California, singing about sunny days, weed, and lackluster California boys.
(2010, Mexican Summer/Wichita) EPs Make You Mine
(2009, Group Tightener)
Where The Boys Are
(2009, Blackest Rainbow)
Something In The Way
(2010, Post Present Medium) Singles "When I'm With You / This Is Real"
2009 (Vinyl only)
"Far Away / Everybody's Gone"
2010 (Vinyl only)
"Tough Guys / Up All Night"
2010 (with Jean Wilder) (Vinyl only)
"Sun Was High (So Was I)"
"Crazy For You" Crazy For You
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