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Watch Best Coast Play “The Bandmate Game” For James Corden

Earlier this month, Best Coast were musical guests on an episode of James Corden’s Late Late Show. While they were there, they taped a comedy bit: “The Bandmate Game,” based on the old game show The Newlywed Game. On that show, the host would ask couples different questions about each other, trying to see how… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 28, 2015 - 9:11 am

Weezer – “Go Away” (Feat. Bethany Cosentino) Video

Yesterday we saw a preview of Weezer’s video for Everything Will Be Alright In The End single “Go Away.” Today, the full visuals for the Bethany Cosentino collab are revealed. Directors Brendan Walter and Greg Yagolnitzer cast Rivers Cuomo as a loser boyfriend trying to win back the affection of his ex, played by Cosentino. More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 24, 2015 - 10:25 am

Preview Weezer & Bethany Cosentino’s “Go Away” Video

Last year, on their album Everything Will Be Alright In The End, Weezer teamed up with Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino for a bright, catchy song called “Go Away.” That song is about to get a music video, and in grand Weezer tradition, it looks like it’ll be pretty cartoonish. Judging by the 15-second preview that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 23, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Watch Best Coast Perform, A$AP Rocky Do Carpool Karaoke With Rod Stewart On James Corden

To date, the best innovation that James Corden’s Late Late Show has come up with is probably Carpool Karaoke, in which Corden and a famous guest drive around while singing along with songs on the radio. The latest guest is Rod Stewart, a generally charming presence who has a pretty goddam amazing voice when he’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2015 - 8:56 am

Best Coast – “Feeling Ok” Video

Apparently posting content to Apple Music’s artist-driven social network Connect is difficult, but that didn’t stop Best Coast from sharing their new “Feeling Ok” video through Connect today. The Mathy & Fran-directed clip finds Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno watching fitness videos, playing tennis, and hitting the gym to the sounds of one of CaliforniaMore »

By: Chris DeVille / July 7, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Shares Note To Fans About Why She Seems So “Serious” Onstage These Days

Best Coast dropped their debut full-length, Crazy For You five years ago, when Bethany Cosentino was a 23-year-old stoner with a heap of dude problems and an affinity for cats. She was a lot like other people her age, but unlike many of her peers, Cosentino wore her heart on her sleeve and wasn’t afraid… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 24, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Read A Conversation Between Bethany Cosentino And Molly Ringwald

The latest installment of California Sunday Magazine’s Q&A series “The Thread” features a conversation between actress Molly Ringwald and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino. Both bastions of alternative girl-culture from different decades, the two icons exchanged emails about what it means to be admired and criticized at a young age, the lack of privacy wrought by… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 12, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performers on this extensive lineup. The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, and Ryan Adams headlined, and a smattering of equally well-known acts played over the course of three… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

Watch Best Coast’s Confident, Catchy-As-Hell Conan Performance

Best Coast are so deep into the Best Coast Zone on new album California Nights that it can be hard to hear the subtle adjustments that make their sound shine that much brighter. Their sound is cleaner and more confident than it’s ever been. And that was in evidence last night, when Bethany Cosentino and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2015 - 9:08 am

Stream Best Coast California Nights

Best Coast’s forthcoming album, California Nights, might be their most ambitious work to date, as James mentioned in an earlier post about the single “Feeling OK.” Something about the production on this record sounds bigger than the band’s first two full-length releases, giving Bethany Cosentino all the more room to assault listeners with her mellow… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 30, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Q&A: Best Coast On Their Weird Friendship, Ignoring Haters, And California Nights

Over the past month and a half, Best Coast have been teasing out new material from their upcoming California Nights, the group’s third proper full-length and first since signing with Harvest. So far we’ve had tastes of the record via the title track, “Heaven Sent,” and “Feeling OK” — songs that contrast blissed-out stoner majesty… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 15, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Best Coast – “Feeling OK”

We’ve already heard the title track and “Heaven Sent” from Best Coast’s upcoming full-length, California Nights, and the duo has just shared another new song called “Feeling OK.” As you may have gathered from the last two tracks, it’s pretty apparent that Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno are aiming for something a little more ambitiou… More »

By: James Rettig / April 14, 2015 - 8:34 am

Best Coast – “Heaven Sent” Video

Best Coast already released a lyric video for their second single “Heaven Sent” off of the duo’s forthcoming album, California Nights, but today the band shared an official music video for the track. Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno perform with a band in a room littered with kitschy romantic reminders. Confetti falls around Cosentino’s crow… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 1, 2015 - 3:09 pm

Best Coast – “Heaven Sent”

Yesterday on Instagram Best Coast teased “Heaven Sent,” another song from their forthcoming third album California Nights, and today we get to hear it in full via lyric video. Just like the “California Nights” video, it’s very focused on scenery and natural landscape of her native California, and continues Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno’s ascent… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 10, 2015 - 10:11 am

Best Coast – “California Nights” Video

Best Coast just took the major-label plunge, signing to the Capitol subsidiary Harvest and announcing the release of California Nights, their third proper album. Today, the duo dropped the video for the album’s title track, which is also the first thing we’ve heard from it. And holy shit, what a pretty song. The band seem… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015 - 10:36 am

FLOODFest Announces Impressive Inaugural SXSW 2015 Lineup

We’re nearing the end of February, which means every inbox in the music industry is overflowing with SXSW showcase announcements. Today, FLOOD Magazine revealed that their debut SXSW showcase, FLOODFest, will be held in none other than the Cedar Street Courtyard, which use to be the longstanding venue of the now-defunct Filter Magazine. As it… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015 - 11:35 am

Best Coast Announce Major Label Debut Album California Nights

California pop-rock band Best Coast have signed to Capitol’s Harvest Records to release California Nights. According to a tweet announcing the release, Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno are touting California Nights as their third LP because 2013’s Fade Away was considered an EP despite its resemblance to an album. The deal with Harvest also mark… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 18, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Stream Best Coast’s Valentine’s Day Playlist

Best Coast’s songs are perfect for both those who are in love and those who are lovesick, so it makes sense that Bethany Cosentino would want to put together a Valentine’s Day playlist to acknowledge some of her influences. Her playlist is made up of songs both new and old, including Fleetwood Mac, Roy Orbison,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 13, 2015 - 7:10 pm

Watch Weezer & Bethany Cosentino Play “Go Away” On The Kevin & Bean Show

When Weezer did an interview and performed music on KROQ’s Kevin & Bean morning show today, they invited Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino along to perform an acoustic version of their Everything Will Be Alright In The End collaboration “Go Away.” For 24 hours only, the appearance is streaming below. It begins with Rivers Cuomo discussing… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 3, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Check Out Best Coast & Snacks’ PETA Ad

Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and her cat Snacks, a definite contender for best indie music pet, are in a new PETA2 advertisement to promote adoption. They also shot a behind the scenes video where Cosentino talks about the benefits of pet adoption and spaying or neutering. Cosentino adopted Snacks just as her music career started… More »

By: James Rettig / September 17, 2014 - 11:22 am
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