Indie music darlings Best Coast have had quite a year. Not long after they formed, the LA band whipped up Crazy for You, which landed on the Billboard charts after the album’s release in July 2010. Next up, the lo-fi outfit brings its sticky-sweet garage pop to Outside Lands this weekend. Singer Bethany Cosentino took a few minutes to chat with 7x7 about old-school country, Mexican food, and SF bands.
How does success feel so early in your music career?
I wake up daily and remind myself that this is my job. It’s so exciting when you find out a band you really like likes your band. I’m still surprised how lucky I’ve been.
Is there a new music genre you’re dying to try out?
I really relate to old-school country—like Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline—because the songs deal with the same sort of topics I write about.
Don't get me wrong--I like Best Coast a heck of a lot. I'm just way more excited to see San Francisco band Sonny & the Sunsets open for them at their Great American Music Hall show tomorrow night, the 26th. With their latest and most excellent disc Tomorrow Is Alright (Fat Possum) hot off the presses this summer, Sonny & the Sunsets--who have been rigorously touring for a few months now--has become one of our best musical exports.
Looking for a last-minute Labor Day weekend getaway? While we would normally not condone a trip to L.A., with The Rapture, Panda Bear, !!!, Local Natives, Dead Man's Bones, Thee Oh Sees, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Washed Out, Delorean, Best Coast, Wavves and much more, Saturday's FYF Festival is just too good to pass up.