Best Coast

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Best Coast chat to Jo Whiley

Jo has a pre-gig chat with Bobb from Best Coast ahead of the band's London show.

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Biography

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. 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. The duo released a mini-album, Fade Away (2013), and plan to record their fourth studio album in 2014.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Only Place

    The Only Place 2012

    Reviewed by Nick Levine
    Not-so-lo-fi in 2012, Best Coast are tidier, shinier and looking us right in the eye.
  2. Review of Crazy for You

    Crazy for You 2010

    Reviewed by Stevie Chick
    Winning melodies, vivid choruses, memorable hooks and lyrics to make your heart hiccup.
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