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Best Coast

CITY: California

CITY: Los Angeles
SONGS THAT GOT US: "So Gone," "Something in the Way"
RECORD LABEL: Mexican Summer

WHY THEM? A thorough survey of her blog will reveal that Bethany Cosentino is passionate about the beach, weed, her cat, and the state of California. These diverse interests inform the music she records under the name Best Coast — well, those and her and best friend/bassist Bobb Bruno’s snotty update on ’60s girl groups and puppy love. Fresh off a world tour with doo-wop garage rockers Vivian Girls, Best Coast are about to release their first full-length and make the argument — with help from No Age, Wavves, and others — that California’s financial solvency is inversely proportionate to how hard it rocks.

BONUS BIT! Go to the Best Coast blog to see a home movie of tiny Cosentino singing “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid.