Best Coast

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'No downside': Johnny Marr, Best Coast and Jason Isbell on how sobriety improves music
Rock’n’roll is equated with excess – but for many musicians, addiction to drugs or alcohol can stifle their art. Three of them explain how getting sober sent their creativity skyrocketing

Lior Phillips

02, Jun, 2020 @3:11 PM

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Best Coast: Always Tomorrow review – former slackers knuckle down in style
The duo show why they’ve outlasted their beach-bum peers with a delightful study of reinvention and contentment

Laura Snapes

21, Feb, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Chillwave: a momentary microgenre that ushered in the age of nostalgia
In a summer riven by financial meltdown, a niche trend for lo-fi retro pop couldn’t have seemed more trivial. Yet it was the first sign of a generation fleeing to the past to escape a bleak future

Emilie Friedlander

21, Aug, 2019 @10:59 AM

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Best Coast say Chris Brown is 'perpetuating rape culture'
Bethany Cosentino has hit out at the lyrics of the R&B singer’s single Back to Sleep, along with the press and management who have supported it

Guardian music

18, Apr, 2016 @10:06 AM

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New band of the week: Moving Panoramas (No 75)
An indie trio from Texas whose gently affecting guitar pop belies the horrific series of events that led to its creation

Paul Lester

16, Oct, 2015 @4:21 PM

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Henry Rollins, Bethany Cosentino and more sign up to new kids TV comedy
Created by Hannah Montana producer Andrew Green, A History of Radness includes musicians from Smashing Pumpkins and Imagine Dragons in its lineup

Guardian music

12, May, 2015 @10:32 AM

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Best Coast: California Nights review – an impressive Sunshine State soundtrack
Best Coast’s third album offers melancholic heartbreak ballads alongside thrashier lo-fi fare, but is best taken in small doses…

Phil Mongredien

03, May, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Five albums to try this week: Blur, Bill Fay and more
Hear new music, from Bassekou Kouyaté to Eska, and tell us what you’ll be listening to

Tshepo Mokoena

27, Apr, 2015 @7:58 AM

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Best Coast: California Nights review – LA teen rock demands attention
A knowing third album from Bethany and Bob nags at you until you can’t help falling for its gawky charms

Harriet Gibsone

23, Apr, 2015 @8:45 PM

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Waxahatchee: Cerulean Salt – review

Waxahatchee aka Katie Crutchfield's blend of punky folk and worldly-wise lyricism is sure to charm, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

29, Jun, 2013 @11:03 PM

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Fleetwood Mac: magic you just can't cover

Most of the artists on a new Fleetwood Mac tribute compilation are a million miles away from capturing the band's pure emotion

Priya Elan

25, Jul, 2012 @3:09 PM

Best Coast: Only Place live session - video

Los Angeles-based surf-pop group Best Coast perform an exclusive version of frontwoman Bethany Consentino's love-song to California, Only Place

Ben Kape, Andy Gallagher, Josh Strauss and Luisa Miller

28, Jun, 2012 @11:42 AM

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