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Hayley Williams of Paramore Shares Lyric Video for New Solo Song “My Friend”

Plus Watch Her Cover Phoebe Bridgers’ “Smoke Signals” and Check Out Her Appearance on Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast’s Podcast

Apr 09, 2020

Hayley Williams, lead vocalist for Paramore, is releasing her debut solo album, Petals For Armor, on May 8 via Atlantic. Now she has shared another song from the album, “My Friend,” via a lyric video. Plus she recently covered Phoebe Bridgers’ “Smoke Signals” and was a guest on BETHLINE, the new podcast from Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast.   More

Feb 21, 2020

Best Coast have released a new album, Always Tomorrow, today via Concord. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. Also, last week we posted the latest episode of the Why Not Both podcast we are presenting and it was built around an interview with Best Coast. More

Feb 12, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. More

Best Coast Share New Song “Different Light”

Always Tomorrow Due Out February 21 via Concord

Feb 05, 2020

Best Coast are releasing a new album, Always Tomorrow, on February 21 via Concord. Now they have shared another song from it, "Different Light." More

Jan 17, 2020

Back in November Best Coast tentatively announced a new album, Always Tomorrow, and shared its first single, "For the First Time." Now they have confirmed the album's details, including the release date, tracklist, and cover art, and have also shared another some from it, "Everything Has Changed," via a video for the track that features cast members from the reality show Vanderpump Rules. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, The Homesick, Best Coast, and More

Plus Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Graham Coxon, Jehnny Beth, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 08, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. The last three weeks we could only come up with a Top 8, instead of our customary Top 10, but this week's choices were surprisingly much stronger once we did some deeper digging. More

Nov 05, 2019

Best Coast have announced a new album, Always Tomorrow, and shared its first single, "For the First Time." They have also announced some new tour dates. More

Listen: Best Coast – “Little Saint Nick” (The Beach Boys Cover)

Part of Amazon’s Indie For the Holidays Playlist

Dec 01, 2017

Amazon Music has been commissioning Christmas covers for its Indie For the Holidays playlist. Now Best Coast have covered The Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick."  More

Jul 26, 2017

This morning President Trump announced on Twitter that Transgender people were no longer allowed to serve in the military in any capacity, a reversal of an Obama policy. Several notable musicians have spoken out against the ban, including Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste, Tegan and SaraLady GagaKeshaBest Coast, and others. More

Best Coast Announce Fall U.S. Tour Dates

Includes Shows Opening for Paramore

Jul 05, 2017

Best Coast have announced some U.S. tour dates. They include previously announced dates opening for Paramore (who released a new album, After Laughter, back in May via Fueled By Ramen), as well as some headlining dates.  More

100 Artists Sign Guitar for Planned Parenthood - Michael Stipe, Florence Welch, Feist, and More

Plus Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Mac DeMarco, Lady Gaga, Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, Jim James, Matt Berninger, Perfume Genius, and Others

Apr 17, 2017

Over 100 artists have signed an acoustic guitar for Planned Parenthood and for $10 you can buy a drawing ticket to enter to win the guitar.  More

Best Coast Share New Song, “Christmas and Everyday,” From American Girl Christmas Special

Song Appears in An American Girl Story-Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas

Nov 23, 2016

Here's a bit of unexpected cross promotion: Best Coast has shared a new holiday song, "Christmas and Everyday," that's found on the soundtrack to a new Christmas special for the American Girl doll line entitled An American Girl Story-Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary ChristmasMore

Under the Radar’s Protest Auction Ends Today at 2 PM ET – Thurston Moore, Best Coast, and More

Bid on Protest Signs from our Protest Issue to Help Us Donate to the American Cancer Society – Amanda Palmer, Moby, Mew, Tegan and Sara, Sharon Jones, and More

Oct 25, 2016

Under the Radar's Protest Auction for the American Cancer Society ends today (Tuesday, October 25) at 2 PM eastern. This is your last chance to both help us raise money for cancer research and own a unique piece of music memorabilia. You can still go to eBay to bid on all of the autographed musician-made protest signs featured in Under the Radar's 2016 Protest Issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer Society. The auction includes protest signs made by Tegan and SaraAmanda PalmerBest CoastSharon JonesThurston MooreBanks & SteelzMobyMewOK GoOkkervil RiverMetronomyWild BeastsCar Seat HeadrestLushLocal NativesJulien BakerSuper Furry AnimalsBilly BraggPerfect PussyWye OakEverything EverythingSchool of Seven BellsDeerhoofKristin KontrolAndrew W.K.YeasayerNatalie PrassSuperchunkThe Julie RuinFrankie CosmosKevin MorbyLUHTacocatXiu XiuSlow Club, and many others. More

Bid on Protest Signs by Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer, Best Coast, and More in Our Protest Auction

Charity Auction Benefiting the American Cancer Society Includes Thurston Moore, Sharon Jones, Mew, Lush, Moby, Wye Oak, Local Natives, OK Go, and More

Oct 21, 2016

Continuing all weekend and until next Tuesday, all of the autographed musician-made protest signs featured in Under the Radar's 2016 Protest Issue will be auctioned on eBay, with all profits going to the American Cancer Society. The auction includes protest signs made by Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer, Best Coast, Sharon Jones, Thurston Moore, Banks & Steelz, Moby, Mew, OK Go, Okkervil River, Metronomy, Wild Beasts, Car Seat Headrest, Lush, Local Natives, Julien Baker, Super Furry Animals, Billy Bragg, Perfect Pussy, Wye Oak, Everything Everything, School of Seven Bells, Deerhoof, Kristin Kontrol, Andrew W.K., Yeasayer, Natalie Prass, Superchunk, The Julie Ruin, Frankie Cosmos, Kevin Morby, LUH, Tacocat, Xiu Xiu, Slow Club, and many others. More

Under the Radar’s Protest Sign Auction for the American Cancer Society Starts Now

Bid on Protest Signs from our Protest Issue – Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer, Best Coast, Thurston Moore, Sharon Jones, and More

Oct 18, 2016

Starting today and continuing for the next seven days, all of the autographed musician-made protest signs featured in Under the Radar's 2016 Protest Issue will be auctioned on eBay, with all profits going to the American Cancer Society. The auction includes protest signs made by Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer, Best Coast, Sharon Jones, Thurston Moore, Banks & Steelz, Moby, Mew, OK Go, Okkervil River, Metronomy, Wild Beasts, Car Seat Headrest, Lush, Local Natives, Julien Baker, Super Furry Animals, Billy Bragg, Perfect Pussy, Wye Oak, Everything Everything, School of Seven Bells, Deerhoof, Kristin Kontrol, Andrew W.K., Yeasayer, Natalie Prass, Superchunk, The Julie Ruin, Frankie Cosmos, Kevin Morby, LUH, Tacocat, Xiu Xiu, Slow Club, and many others. More

Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We've done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer SocietyMore

Dec 08, 2015

Wavves released their fifth album, the fittingly titled V, back in October via Ghost Ramp and Warner Bros. Best Coast released their third album, California Nights, in May via Harvest. Now the two California bands, longtime friends (Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and Wavves' Nathan Williams were also previously in a long term relationship together), are setting out on a co-headlining tour together.  More

Oct 15, 2015

Best Coast have shared a video for "In My Eyes." It features Bethany Cosentino, Bobb Bruno, and their band performing the song on the roof of the iconic circular Capitol Records building in Hollywood, while the song's lyrics flash on the screen. The song can be found on the duo's third album, California Nights, released earlier this year on Harvest. More

Watch Weezer and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Spoof Tinder in “Go Away” Video

Weezer's Everything Will Be Alright in the End Out Now

Jul 24, 2015

Weezer has shared a video for "Go Away," a song from last year's Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The song features Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, who also appears in the video. More

Watch: Best Coast - “Feeling OK” Video

California Nights Out Now via Harvest

Jul 07, 2015

Best Coast have shared a video for "Feeling OK." The video premiered today on Apple Music's artist-driven social network Connect. More

Watch: Best Coast on “Conan”

Perform "Feeling Ok"

May 06, 2015

Fresh off the release of their third studio album California Nights, L.A. duo Best Coast were welcomed as the music guest on Conan last night. More

May 01, 2015

Next week on May 5 L.A. duo Best Coast will deliver their third studio album California Nights. More

Watch: Best Coast - “Feeling Ok” Lyric Video

New Album California Nights Out May 5

Apr 14, 2015

Delivering their third album California Nights early next month, L.A. duo Best Coast have shared a brand new lyric video featuring their track, "Feeling Ok." More

Watch: Best Coast - “Heaven Sent” Video

New Album California Nights Out May 5

Apr 02, 2015

Yesterday, in anticipation of their third studio album California Nights, L.A. duo Best Coast deliverred a brand new music video for their single "Heaven Sent." More

Mar 10, 2015

Later this spring L.A. duo Best Coast will release their third studio album California Nights. More

Feb 24, 2015

Announcing the upcoming release of their third studio album California Nights last week, L.A. duo Best Coast have now filled in some blanks pertaining record. More

Feb 18, 2015

On May 5, Best Coast will make their major label debut with California Nights. More

Best Coast Appears in a PETA2 Video

Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Sep 17, 2014

Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and her ubiquitous cat pal Snacks recently showed up in a PETA2 ad promoting adoption.  More

Mar 28, 2014

The video for Best Coast’s “Baby I’m Crying” (a cut from last year’s mini-album Fade Away) is basically an advertisement.  More

Dec 04, 2013

Best Coast have premiered a playful new music video for "This Lonely Morning," a track taken off the California duo's new mini-album Fade Away. More

Oct 30, 2013

Best Coast have shared a very L.A. punk music video for "I Don't Know How," taken off the band's newly released mini-album Fade Away. More

Stream Best Coast’s “Fade Away”

Mini-Album Out Oct. 22

Oct 14, 2013

On Oct. 22 Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno will release their new mini-album Fade Away. More

Oct 04, 2013

Fade Away, the forthcoming new mini-album by Best Coast, is scheduled to come out later this month on Oct. 22. More

Listen: Best Coast - “I Don’t Know How”

Off Upcoming Mini-Album Fade Away

Sep 16, 2013

Next month Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno will self-release a new "mini-album" titled Fade Away. More

Sep 10, 2013

California duo Best Coast have announced the release of a new "mini-album" titled Fade Away. More

Best Coast Announce Tour Dates

Supporting Last Year's The Only Place

May 29, 2013

California duo Best Coast has announced a summer's worth of new tour dates supporting their most recent album The Only Place. More

Apr 22, 2013

Over the course of the day a number of Record Store Day exclusives have come out of the online woodwork following the weekend's unofficial holiday celebration. More

Mar 11, 2013

In case you didn't know Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino has a cat named Snacks, and he may well be the most famous feline in indie rock right now. More

Nov 12, 2012

As they decide what to do next now that their opening touring slot with Green Day has been postponed, Best Coast have lent themselves a bit more room in the realm of promotion by premiering a music video for their The Only Place standout "Do You Love Me Like You Used To." More

Best Coast to Tour With Green Day

Dates Kick Off Early 2013

Sep 20, 2012

Next year will start off on a high note for Best CoastMore

Watch: Best Coast on Conan

Bethany to Conan - “Do You Love Me Like You Used To?”

Sep 06, 2012

Last night Best Coast stopped by Conan to air The Only Place cut, “Do You Love Me Like You Used To." More

Check Out Photos of Øya Festival, Day 4

Best Coast, First Aid Kit, SBTRKT, and More

Aug 12, 2012

From August 7-11 Oslo, Norway hosted the Øya Festival. We sent social media editor Laura Studarus over to cover the action. Check out her shots of Highasakite, Best CoastHeyerdahlPhilco FictionFirst Aid KitJessie Ware, Charles BradleySBTRKT, and Bon Iver. More

Stream Fleetwood Mac Tribute Album

Featuring Best Coast, Lykke Li, Washed Out, and Others

Jul 30, 2012

For the past number of weeks tracks off the forthcoming Fleetwood Mac tribute album Just Tell That You Want Me have been trickling online, showcasing the talents of such contributing artists as Best Coast, MGMT, and others. More

Watch: Best Coast Play “Fallon”

Perform Fleetwood Mac's "Storms"

Jul 18, 2012

Yesterday California's Best Coast stopped by 30 Rockefeller in New York to serve as the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. More

Jul 05, 2012

Unlikely bedfellows Iggy Pop and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino have joined forces for new single, "Let’s Boot and Rally.”  More

Jun 26, 2012

On Aug. 14, Hear Music/Concord will release Just Tell That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, a 17-track collection of covers featuring contributions from the likes of St. Vincent, Washed Out, Tame Impala, The Kills, Lykke Li, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, MGMT and many others. More

Watch: Best Coast – “The Only Place”

Fun in the Sun…of Course.

Jun 14, 2012

Is anyone else stunned that the California tourism board has yet to use Best Coast in one of their adverts? Maybe the band’s new video for The Only Place’s title cut will change their mind. More

Check Out Photos From the Free Press Summer Fest, 2012

Best Coast, Phantogram, Two Door Cinema Club, Flaming Lips, And More

Jun 13, 2012

On June 2 and 3, Houston, TX hosted the Free Press Summer Fest. We sent photographer Iman Mannie Saqr down to cover the action. More

Watch: Best Coast Play “Letterman”

Perform "The Only Place"

May 17, 2012

Last night L.A. duo Best Coast brought their sunny garage tunes to the Ed Sullivan Theater in an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. More

Listen: Best Coast Cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Storms”

7'' Vinyl Available Exclusively to Independent Record Stores

Apr 27, 2012

Having previously performed and recorded "Fist City" by Loretta Lynn Best Coast is no stranger to tackling another artists' songs. More

Listen: Best Coast – “The Only Place”

More Fun in the Sun From The Only Place

Mar 26, 2012

On May 15, Best Coast re-affirms their love for all things California with sophomore album, The Only Place. Now you can take a listen to the title track.  More

Watch: Best Coast Performs New Songs

“Mean Girls,” “The Only Place,” and “Last Year”

Mar 19, 2012

Bethany Cosentino and co. have hit the road in support of recently announced sophomore album, The Only Place (due out May 15 via Mexican Summer). Along the way, the summery collective debuted several new songs. We have videos of “Mean Girls,” “The Only Place,” and “Last Year." More

Watch: Best Coast Perform New Song

“Why I Cry” Off New Album The Only Place

Mar 13, 2012

While en route to SXSW, Best Coast (featured in Under the Radar's Winter 2012 Issue) stopped to play the 35 Denton festival in Texas. Watch the video of them performing new track "Why I Cry" here. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

Best Coast Announces New Album “The Only Place”

Due out May 15 Via Mexican Summer

Mar 06, 2012

First lady of summer Bethany Cosentino returns on May 15 with sophomore release The Only PlaceMore

Listen: Best Coast & Johnny Marr – “In Your Sleep”

Marr Also Collaborates With Tom Vek, Au Revoir Simone and More

Oct 19, 2011

Johnny Marr and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino have teamed up and the result is new song, "In Your Sleep." More

News Roundup: Play Basketball with Arcade Fire, Sing Along With David Lynch, Waiting for Tom Waits

Also: New Music from Wavves, Electrelane on Black Cab and Zola Jesus on Daytrotter

Aug 17, 2011

So much news, so little time! Here is a roundup of all the entertainment stories that we didn't have time to post this week.  More

Check Out Photos from Day One of Outside Lands 2011 Including The Shins, MGMT, Best Coast, and more

Plus Toro Y Moi, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Release the Sunbird, and others

Aug 14, 2011

Check out photos from Day One of the Outside Lands Festival, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. The gallery includes photos of The Shins, MGMT, Toro Y Moi, Best Coast,Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Phantogram, and Release the Sunbird. More

Aug 04, 2011

While the new Best Coast album is still some time away (sorry fans!), today lead woman Bethany Cosentino released a teaser, in the form of new track “How They Want Me to Be.”  More

Watch: Best Coast’s “Our Deal” Video, Directed by Drew Barrymore

Stars Chloë Moretz, Donald Glover, and Tyler Posey

Aug 02, 2011

Best Coast has released a video for "Our Deal," which is directed by Drew Barrymore. Check out the details. More

Jun 22, 2011

On Saturday, June 18, 2011, Best Coast, Ra Ra Riot, The Morning Benders, and Zola Jesus (among others) performed at the Make Music Pasadena Festival. More

Check Out Photos from Bonnaroo Day One

Including Deerhunter, Twin Shadow, Wavves, School of Seven Bells and More!

Jun 11, 2011

Bonnaroo 2011 kicked off this Thursday June 9th in Manchester, TN and photographer, Matt Jones, was there to capture the action. Check out photos from Day One's performances here.

Watch: New Best Coast, “Gone Again”

Song and Video Premiered via Adult Swim

Jun 10, 2011

The Adult Swim Kia Singles Program presents Best Coast, "One Again." We have the video for the brand new track. More

Best Coast to Release iTunes Session

Includes Tracks from Debut LP Crazy For You, As Well as Loretta Lynn Cover

May 31, 2011

Best Coast have released an iTunes session that includes re-arranged tracks from Crazy For You, along with a Loretta Lynn cover. We have the details, as well as their summer tour dates. More

Wavves Recording EP with Best Coast and Fucked Up

Frontman Nathan Williams Claims Tracks Are the Best He's Recorded To Date

Apr 27, 2011

Wavves are collaborating with Best Coast and Fucked Up on a brand new EP. We have the details. More

Video of “When Will I Feel Love” featuring Best Coast

Artists Unite to Raise Global Awareness of Human Trafficking

Feb 14, 2011

MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) has partnered with music collective Black Iris and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino to release "When Will I Feel Love." We have the video. More

Best Coast Take On “Late Show With David Letterman”

Band Plays “Each and Every Day”

Feb 01, 2011

Last night, beach bum sweethearts Best Coast stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman. We have the video.  More

Best Coast Covers Loretta Lynn

Beach Girl vs. Coal Miners Daughter

Jan 26, 2011

Best Coast sings songs about love. Loretta Lynn sings songs about love and violence. Why didn’t anyone see the connection before? More

Jan 04, 2011

Last night, Best Coast graced Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with a straight up, rocking rendition of “Boyfriend.” We have the video.  More

Jan 03, 2011

In case you can't get enough fuzzy surf melodies and overall cutesy-ness, the indie SoCal staples created Summer Is Forever, a limited edition split 7"released on Mexican Summer. More

Nov 16, 2010

SoCal beach bums Best Coast and Wavves have teamed up for a Christmas jingle. More

The Go! Team Announce Album Details

Best Coast, Deerhoof to Guest

Oct 15, 2010

Earlier this year, we spoke with The Go! Team’s Ian Parton about the band’s upcoming third album. Today, additional information has surfaced regarding the project.  More

Deerhunter Reveal Fall Tour Dates

Band Bringing Along Some Old Favorites as Openers

Aug 05, 2010

Deerhunter have revealed their Fall tour itinerary, complete with openers. We have the details. More

Best Coast/ Rostam Batmanglij/ Kid Cudi Collab Gets Video

Spend “All Summer” With Oversized Heads

Jul 14, 2010

Last week we told you about Best Coast/Rostam Batmanglij/Kid Cudi Converse-sponsored collaboration “All Summer.” Now it appears like the gigantic heads in the promo images have gone to good use. We have the video.  More

Jul 12, 2010

Beach bum rocker Best Coast (Bethany Cosentino, who recently made noise with Rostam Batmanglij and Kid Cudi for Converse) has now hooked up with Urban Outfiters—who beginning today will be streaming her debut full-length, Crazy For You More

Jul 08, 2010

After last time's Pharrell/Santogold/Julian Casablancas mash-up, Converse has once again brought three random artists together for some commerce-related giggles. We have the details.  More

Best Coast Announces Debut LP

Twelve Brand New Tracks to be Released on Mexican Summer

Jun 09, 2010

Best Coast are set to release their debut LP on Mexican Summer. We have the details. More


Feminist Firewall

How Women in the Music Industry Are Using Social Media to Confront Sexism and Misogyny

Dec 28, 2016

A Conversation with Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry, Lower Dens' Jana Hunter, Lush's Miki Berenyi, Beth Martinez, Amanda Palmer, Natalie Prass, Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves, Tegan and Sara's Sara Quin, and Chelsea Wolfe. More


Always Tomorrow

Always Tomorrow


Mar 02, 2020

After a five-year break since 2015's major-label debut California Nights, the duo of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno are back with Always Tomorrow. While this still by and large sounds like a Best Coast record, there are also major changes. More

Øya Day Four: The War on Drugs, Best Coast, First Aid Kit, Bon Iver and More

August 11th, 2012

Aug 13, 2012

Øya, day four. The best way to avoid jet lag is to never sleep—but by this point I was experiencing a new sensation: festival lag. On the way to the day’s events, I passed a man in the hotel lobby, sleeping soundly in a small nest of beanbag chairs. He is my spirit animal. More

The Only Place

The Only Place

Mexican Summer

May 14, 2012

Remember that friend who decided they'd just take a few years off to relax and "enjoy life"? They were fun to be around: they threw some rad parties and knew the number to call to get the dankest weed. The years go by and people moved on, but that old friend is still up to the same shenanigans. Except now it's getting worrisome. More

Coachella 2011 Day Three Report – Kanye West, Duran Duran, PJ Harvey, Twin Shadow, and more

Apr 19, 2011

Day three of Coachella 2011 was already the weakest day in terms of the lineup, so this year’s festival ended with more of a whimper. There were highlights, including some ’80s New Wave legends, and some dancing Danes. And then there was Kanye West. More