Best Coast photographed by David Black

Best Coast

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA (USA)


Best Coast is an American indie rock band based in Los Angeles, California, and is often categorized under the subgenres of garage rock, surf pop, and lo–fi. The members are frontwoman/songwriter Bethany Cosentino and multi–instrumentalist Bobb Bruno. While Bruno plays drums on their records, the band has had several drummers for the live setting, most notably former Vivian Girls drummer Ali Koehler. Their single "Boyfriend" was included on the list of best new tracks by Pitchfork Media with their album Crazy for You, ranking 39th on Pitchfork's list "Top 50 Albums of 2010".

The band is recognizable for their fuzzy, low–fidelity sound in the vein of surf rock.

The band is signed to the labels Mexican Summer (US) and Wichita Records (Europe), who released their debut album Crazy for You in July 2010. Prior to this the band released a number of 7" singles on smaller independent labels, including Make You Mine on Group Tightener and Something in the Way on Dean Allen Spunt's (of No Age) Post Present Medium label. The band made a decision not to include material from these releases on their debut album.


Best Coast California Nights

Best Coast

California Nights (2015)

Harvest Records

Best Coast The Only Place

Best Coast

The Only Place (2012)

Mexican Summer

Best Coast / Cults / Slutever live in Philadelphia

Best Coast / Cults / Slutever

live in Philadelphia (2010)

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