Best Coast

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order By Artist

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2021

A good year topped by Prince

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through November 30th

By Iman Lababedi | December 6, 2020

very real, a week after the album dropped he was shot to death

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through October 31st, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2020

she can swing like Count Basie swings…

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2020

everything you want from reggae by one of the greats

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through August 31st

By Iman Lababedi | September 1, 2020

a rock n roll Big Thief

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through July 31st

By Iman Lababedi | August 3, 2020

Ethiopian pop meets True Groove black rage unharnessed, is the third of the Haile Selassie trilogy

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through June 30th

By Iman Lababedi | July 2, 2020

bedroom pop’s coming of age

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through May 31st

By Iman Lababedi | June 2, 2020

instrumental last act

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through April 30th

By Iman Lababedi | April 30, 2020

a minimalist and ambient sound that breaks through on Pharaoh’s sax and waves of drums before quietude stills it again

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through March 31st

By Iman Lababedi | April 2, 2020

Jay and Jay shout out Elijah Mohammed and the big A itself,

Live Through This: NOT rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks For The Week Of March 16th, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | March 15, 2020

Is there nowhere to see live music…???? 

Five Songs For The Week, March 10th 2020

By Alyson Camus | March 11, 2020

Bethany celebrates her new-found sobriety

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through February 29th

By Iman Lababedi | March 2, 2020

jingle jangle

Be Here Now: New Albums 2-21-20 – 2-27-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2020

Best Coast: it could be heaven or it could be hell

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, February 24th To March 1st 2020

By Alyson Camus | February 23, 2020

Ezra Furman is at the Teragram Ballroom on Thursday

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 2-21-20 – 2-27-20

By Iman Lababedi | February 18, 2020

will it suck?

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 11-8-19 – 11-14-19

By Iman Lababedi | November 10, 2019

gorgeous SoCal indie pop-rock

Going Steady, An Early Look: New Singles Reviewed 11-8-19 – 11-14-19

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2019

gorgeous SoCal indie pop-rock

L. A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, JUNE 3RD TO 9TH

By Alyson Camus | June 4, 2019

Liily are playing FIGFest with Cherry Glazerr on Friday

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, JULY 9TH TO 15TH

By Alyson Camus | July 5, 2018

Death Valley Girls are at Popfuji: Indie Night on Saturday

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 6-22-18 – 6-18-18

By Iman Lababedi | June 19, 2018

This is a children’s album so less about weed and sad lovers… 

Panache Booking’s Valentine’s Day ‘Village of Love’ For Planned Parenthood At The Teragram Ballroom, Wednesday February 14th 2018

By Alyson Camus | February 16, 2018

the night definitively did belong to Ty Segall

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, FEBRUARY 12TH TO 18TH

By Alyson Camus | February 11, 2018

Dorothy is at the Fonda theater on Friday

Girlschool 2018 At The Bootleg, Friday February 2nd 2018

By Alyson Camus | February 4, 2018

this new edition of Girlschool was packed with stars

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, SEPTEMBER 25TH TO OCTOBER 1st 2017

By Alyson Camus | September 24, 2017

 Interpol are playing their second show at Los Angeles State Historic Park

Spin’s Year In Music With Alex G, Tink, Best Coast At The Regent, Thursday December 10th 2015

By Alyson Camus | December 12, 2015

Who would turn down a free show, especially with Best Coast headlining?

Best Coast At Spin’s Year In Music 2015 At The Regent, Thursday December 10th 2015

By Alyson Camus | December 11, 2015

And no, I will not make any comment on Bethany’s sexy ultra-tight black short outfit, because she would accuse me of sexism, but it is too much to say she had a rock star presence?

Medium Cool: Best Talk Show Guest Week Of August 24th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 21, 2015

Three out of five late night shows are in repeats, the fourth hasn’t premiered yet and the fifth is on TBS. So in theory, we’d have to go with the fifth but in practice I am sodded if I am gonna give the nod to Ashley Monroe on Conan or anywhere else so, instead, here is present to Best Coast because I still love California Nights.

Oldies But Goldies: Remember The Worst Governors Ball Ever, Where Were You In 2013???

By Iman Lababedi | June 5, 2015

Two years ago today -more or less, I took my VIP ticket and stuck it in my ear at Governors Ball as torrential rain poured down for the entire day, eventually cancelling the activities. Man, was I upset and swore I’d never go back again and might have kept to it except, the weather improved for the next two days and then I was thisclose for West’s great performance on the Sunday and so whomp -there I was

The Best of 2015: Albums Through May 31st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2015

California Nights – Best Coast – My favorite of their three albums is a collection of LA inky blue mood music which merges with Bethany’s weed inspired drowsiness and builds into symphonic OKness.

Best Coast’s “California Nights” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 4, 2015

The album barely peaks and never dips, unlike the first two albums weed isn’t an essential character in the stories; she seems a little less dependent on artificial paranoia. Instead, there’s a snapshot of a woman nearing her thirties and running in place in the California days and California nights as her youth slips by and that is as close to be precisely what Best Coast want it to be.

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases, May 4th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 2, 2015

This looks difficult but it is a no brainer. Everything I’ve heard off the new Mumford And Sons and My Morning Jacket albums has been pretty damn second rate and both look like disasters. Sure I like Palma Violets, youngsters and with talent, and I like Todd, an olderster with talent. The Metz album will be a goodie, basically definitely and Boney James… wait a second BONEY JAMES??? The most anticipated is Best Coast

Best Coast Speaks,… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | April 17, 2015

‘the two of us — me and Bob — don’t look like we belong together in the same band, which is something I’ve always loved. I’ll look at photos of us together sometimes and just be struck by what a strange-looking team we are. But that’s what makes us special.’

Singles Going Steady: Week of April 13th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | April 16, 2015

Feeling OK – Best Coast – Third song off the upcoming album, and really, don’t we get the point by now? At some time her ongoing depression is so boring, she hasn’t even really depressed. She is just bland and meh and going through the motions. For years on end. It’s not significantly worse than anything else… still, it is like when you have a friend who always complains about their boyfriend… after awhile you’re like “for godssake knock it off” – B

Brian Fest At The Fonda Theater, Monday March 31st 2015

By Alyson Camus | April 3, 2015

the Beach Boys’ iconic catalog was brushed (in not the right order) by Norah Jones and Gingger Shankar, Heart’s Ann Wilson, The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steve Drozd, Devendra Banhart, Monters of Folk’s M. Ward, Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin, Boz Scaggs, Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, Local Natives, Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian, Wilson Philips, Karen Elson, ex Magnetic Zeros’ Jade Castrinos, Adam Busch and Danny Masterson, Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, Doyle Bramhall II, Punch Brothers, Civil Wars’ Joy Williams, Kesha….

Direct Currents Upcoming Releases March 10th Through May 19th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | March 7, 2015

Direct Current is always a little frail on hip hop, which is why it isn’t the only reference we use, but otherwise it does show a singular sensibility an a good peek at the Spring of our warmth an happiness. Pick of the litter? Best Coast. I loved their new single. Otherwise, Hot chip, Paul weller, Mumford And Sons, Metz II (a band I’ve wanted to see for awhile now), Beth Hart, The Wombats…

Best Coast’s “California Nights” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2015

Best Coast have made the move from the Beach Boys to the Dream Syndicate while remaining true to themselves. It is a real goodie with a sterling guitar break and a haunting, sadly sad (does anybody do sad quite as well nowadays?) vocal

One Night Only, A Dinner Party Hosted By Best Coast

By Alyson Camus | September 8, 2014

A menu inspired by foods the band loves in LA or in the road. LAist got a sample of the menu, which will include: rice fritters with pear, paste and honey; pork spare ribs with crispy sweet potato; ginger panna cotta with jasmine granita and frozen grapes; and maple flatbreads

Bethany Consentino Is On Next Weezer's Album

By Alyson Camus | August 29, 2014

I’m getting together with Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast and we’re going to write a song. You never know where these songs are going to end up but it could be on the next Weezer record.’

Best Coast's Tennis Match Video For 'This Lonely Morning'

By Alyson Camus | December 6, 2013

The whole thing seems to have been filmed on a budget string, somewhere on a local tennis court in a Los Angeles backyard and the highest cost of the video may have been the many tennis balls sharpied for the circumstance.

rock nyc's Top 10 Songs Week Of October 24th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2013

Any week with a new Swift song ain’t gonna be an entire dog but the only hold over from last week is Pearl Jam and going round down this list you will find some terrific new songs

Best Coast At Amoeba, Tuesday October 22nd 2013

By Alyson Camus | October 24, 2013

Best Coast is quite huge in its hometown! I arrived too late to see the big line outside the store, but there was one, a big one turning around the block. It was a crowd of girls, lots of Latino girls, with gay guys or straight guys, all looking very young to me, having that same Silver-lake-hipster-in-the-know look.

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-24-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2013

Dear Mary – Linda Thompson – A Linda blueprint English folk song to lead of her terrific 2002 album, Linda might take her time but she has never recorded badly and this new one finds her at the peak of her powers – A

Be Here Now: New Releases Snapshot Review 10-22-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 22, 2013

Suffering From Success – DJ Khaled – When did everyone start whining in the world of hip hop? More of the same with Khaled plus Maybach Music – C

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 10-21-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 22, 2013

Sure, I don’t have the highest of hopes for it after “Roar” and the new songs from the Itunes Fest earlier this year, but still it is event programming

Best Coast's "This Lonely Morning" Reviewed (Listen Here)

By Iman Lababedi | October 7, 2013

The once in a life time vision of the band playing in a thunderstorm at Gov’s Ball earlier this year cementing my impression that Beth is really great. With a terse, “this really sucks” and ruminations about how she wished she was in California

It's a Tradition: Pitchfork Post Their Upcoming Album Releases Once A Season, We Steal Em And Insult The Website

By Iman Lababedi | October 4, 2013

Still, after nearly five years, rock nyc (the little engine that can’t) is more than happy to cut and paste all their hard research and here it is