Articles tagged with Best Coast
Perennial California-philes Best Coast have a new album-ish EP out (which you can stream in it’s entirety until midnight–10/20/13) that sticks to the formula of garage-rock and girl pop with all the snappy and fun lyrics you can handle.
I mean, why would you do anything else(?) if you had such a fervent following just by sticking to the basics.
One group who did not stick …
The Poets Of Rhythm – Smilin’ (While You’re Crying)
Daptone Records can do no wrong.
The Brooklyn-based label has been putting out incredible soul and funk music for years and one of their latest release is “The Poets of Rhythm Anthology: 1992-2003″. The label calls the group “the undeniably funky frontrunners of the modern soul movement”.
I’m picking this up for my personal collection as soon as …
I know we’re about to start the second week of 2013, but there’s nothing wrong with a little extra reflection on the best of 2012. Love seeing a few local artists on here! Check out KCRW DJ Gary Calamar’s favorite tracks of the year:
1. Best Coast – “The Only Place”
2. David Byrne & St. Vincent – “Who”
3. Palmyra Delran – “You’re My …
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KCRW Exclusive: Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Duet on Let’s Boot and Rally for True Blood
From KCRW DJ Gary Calamar:
How did Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino come to collaborate on a track for HBO’s True Blood?
Well, it’s a bit of a long story so read it below and check out the track “Let’s Boot and Rally“, written by me (!) and James Combs. It will air on the episode of True Blood airing this Sunday, July …
Best Coast has had a busy (almost) 2 years since the last time they were in the KCRW studios. They went from being friends that recorded together for the joy of it, to becoming a breakout success. While their sound continues to conjure images of a stroll on the Venice boardwalk, they’ve come back and replaced a simple straightforward charm with a deeper emotional …
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I thought Best Coast’s debut album “Crazy For You” was a love letter to California but the title track and first single for their sophomore album is even MORE so!
Sun-soaked and sweet, the song celebrates the beach life and would be the perfect soundtrack to an episode of Gidget.
Stream “The Only Place” below and download it in exchange for your email address.
LA’s Bethany Cosentino …
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Hi, I’m Travis Holcombe.
I’m a new(ish) DJ here at KCRW and you can catch me on the air on Tuesday nights midnight-3AM (which is technically Wednesday morning). I’ll also be filling in on Aaron Byrd’s show this week on Thursday night. This is my forum to muse and ramble about music and whatever else pops into my head.
…aaaaand ACTION! –
1) Further fanning the flames …
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KCRW is presenting the FREE Make Music Pasadena festival on June 18 and the lineup is incredible! It’s their 4th year of presenting the outdoor music fest and they have tons of KCRW bands on the bill, including Best Coast, The Morning Benders, Ra Ra Riot, Zola Jesus, Saint Motel, Kisses, Carla Morrison, Rocky Dawuni, Jenny O and more. Also, KCRW DJs Jason …
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Best Coast’s live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic is now available as a podcast and, as a special treat, they are letting us give it away indefinitely (instead of the usual 2-week time frame).
You can download the audio/video from one of LA’s breakout bands in 2010 here.
It’s a big week for Best Coast – they made their television debut on Late Night with Jimmy …
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Yes, I know there is a lot of list-o-mania out there right now (Phoenix pun, pretty bad) but I wanted to add one more to the pile. Earlier this month, NPR Music asked Jason Bentley to share his Top 5 LA Albums of the Year.
I think everyone agrees it was an INCREDIBLE year for music in SoCal. KCRW plays music from all over the …