Best Coast Talks Rivers Cuomo “Go Away” Duet

It’s been mentioned in passing, but Weezer fan Bethany Cosentino (NME Cool List No. 4) recently spoke with LA Weekly in more detail about her collaboration with Rivers Cuomo (NME Cool List No. 75). The song’s a duet called “Go Away.” She co-wrote it with RC. The weekly will run the interview in full tomorrow (Thursday), but has just posted a “teaser” at their site. Bottom line? Cosentino’s “inner 13-year-old” is stoked:

LA WEEKLY: What’s going on with Weezer?

BETHANY COSENTINO: I co-wrote a song with Rivers. I don’t know exactly what it’s gonna be used for. I did co-write a song with him for Weezer, but I don’t know if it’s gonna be on their record or … It’s really something that he asked me to do — we were on our last tour and my manager Adam called me and said, “Rivers wants you to come into a studio when you get back to L.A. and write a song with him.” And I was like, “Oh, my god, OK — it’s Rivers from Weezer, which is obviously a band I grew up listening to and a band that’s influenced me.” Honestly, I went in, recorded a song with him in one day and it was one of the most … for something that I got so stressed out and anxious about, it ended up being so natural, and it happened, and the song is really great.

LA WEEKLY: What is it called?

BC: “Go Away.” It’s cool. We wrote it together and he recently sent me a version he’s been working on, and I’m really happy with it and to be able to hear it. It’s a duet, it’s him and I singing together, and to hear his voice and my voice on the same song makes my inner 13-year-old so excited (laughs).

You’ll find more at LA Weekly.

[Photo by Sean Teagarden]