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We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A’s with a wide array of artists who would go on to define the year. A lot of the interviews we published this year focused on process, but the byproduct of having… More »

Jasmine stands in the parking lot wearing a white summer dress toward the end of season 1, episode 4 of Catfish. She’s nervously chewing at her lip ring, anxiously waiting to meet “Mike,” the love of her life who she thinks could be the ideal step-father for her son. Instead, she watches wide-eyed as a… More »

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 »

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Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Writes About Music-Business Misogyny For Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter

Last month, Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino was one of the first people to back up Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman when she accused Heathcliff Berru,…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2016 - 9:46 am
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Best Coast – “Dumb” (Nirvana Cover) & Wavves – “Dreams Of Grandeur”

The first installment of Ghost Ramp's subscription series is Wavves and Best Coast's split 7", and it appears to have arrived. One generous subscriber shared…
Chris DeVille | January 25, 2016 - 10:24 am
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Watch Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Best Coast, & More Act In A High Octane Promo For Triple J’s Hottest 100

Triple J is an Australian radio program that hosts a "Hottest 100" contest every year, in which listeners vote for their favorite singles. The 100…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 9, 2015 - 5:13 pm
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Wavves Launching Ghost Ramp Subscription Series With Best Coast, Cloud Nothings Splits

Wavves' Nathan Williams just announced that his label Ghost Ramp Records is launching a monthly subscription service aptly titled "Ghost Ramp Monthly." The service will…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 2, 2015 - 10:30 am
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Best Coast – “In My Eyes” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The new video for California indie-rock duo Best Coast's track "In My Eyes" sees the band performing live in Hollywood, lead singer Bethany Cosentino lamenting…
Cady Siregar | October 15, 2015 - 9:56 am
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Watch Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Give Advice To Teen Girls

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino is the latest celebrity to participate in Rookie magazine's Ask A Grown... video series. She answers fan-submitted questions about mother-daughter relationships,…
James Rettig | October 13, 2015 - 3:52 pm
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Life Is Beautiful 2015 Brought Weezer, Duran Duran, Stevie Wonder & More To Downtown Vegas

Life Is Beautiful has the makings of a unique festival, the kind that would be tempting to choose over some of the usual suspects (e.g.,…
Ryan Leas | September 28, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Artist Portraits From Life Is Beautiful 2015

Life Is Beautiful took over Downtown Las Vegas this past weekend, with headlining sets from Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, and Imagine Dragons. Snoop Dogg, Duran…
Stereogum | September 28, 2015 - 12:37 pm

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…
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…
Chris DeVille | July 24, 2015 - 10:25 am
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2015 - 8:56 am
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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
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2015 - 2:56 pm
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 24, 2015 - 2:09 pm
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 12, 2015 - 2:18 pm
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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…
Stereogum | May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2015 - 9:08 am
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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
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 30, 2015 - 12:46 pm
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