Sunday, June 16, 2013
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Best Coast
Album:Crazy For You
The 60s influenced duo Best Coast had some success with their 2010 debut CD Crazy For You. They released a CD last year and they are currently on tour. Bethany Cosentino grew up in Los Angeles and did some acting as a child. She started writing songs as a teen and generated record company interest through her MySpace page. But they wanted to turn her into a pop princess and she didn't want to do that. She went to school in New York for a while and moved back to Los Angeles in 2009. Then she got together with Robb Bruno to record demos. The rumour was he was once her babysitter. That was a joke. She had seen him in bands and they met through a mutual friend. They signed with indie label Mexican Summer and released Crazy For You in 2010. They hired Ali Koehler of Vivian Girls to play drums. Bethany has said that Best Coast is heavily influenced by 60s California pop music especially The Beach Boys and producers like Jack Nitzsche. But Bethany doesn't believe her voice has that happy pop sound. So their music is a little off kilter and should appeal to fans looking for something a little different. Their latest CD The Only Place was released last year. The duo said that they wanted to make a more professional recording and they hired veteran producer Jon Brion. Koehler has left Best Coast and session drummers have been hired for tours. Best Coast is currently touring opening for Green Day. Here's the video for Boyfriend by Best Coast.