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"Fade Away," out October 22, the first release on Bethany Cosentino’s Jewel City label, sets Best Coast off on a new burst of independence and creativity, which includes another album they’ll start recording in November for release this Spring.

And it reflects the increased confidence that Cosentino and her bandmate, multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno, gained in the three surreal years since their break-through album "Crazy For You." Celebrated as darlings of the lo-fi, it lead to defiantly hi-fi events like performing with childhood idols, Green Day and No Doubt, dueting with Kendrick Lamar and Iggy Pop, having Drew Barrymore direct their Chloe Moretz-starring video, creating a new collection for Urban Outfitters, and working with the widescreen producer Jon Brion, who’s overseen master-pieces by Kanye West and Fiona Apple on an album that made Rolling Stone and Spin Magazine’s Top Albums of 2012. But they’re not about to spend the next six months holed up in a high profile studio like they did for last year’s "The Only Place" LP.

“When we were making 'The Only Place' I was dealing with all of these personal issues,” says Cosentino. “I was stressed and emotionally worn out, and so tired from touring. I felt like I was losing my mind. That record is very bi-polar and has a lot of weirdness in it. When were making this EP, I was feeling a lot more normal, feeling a lot more like myself. I think what makes this EP sound more confident is that the confidence was actually there. I’m really happy to not be in that weird zone anymore.”

The freedom led Cosentino to a faster-paced, energetic set of songs inspired by Mazzy Star, Patsy Cline, My Bloody Valentine and Ambien. “When I would drive to and from the studio I would listen to My Bloody Valentine. I was really into the new My Bloody Valentine record. I remember thinking, ‘OK, I want to make this record a little bit noisier. I want it to have more. I wanted to use weirder instru-ments, high guitar parts, weird, fuzzy, faded sounded guitar parts, throwing them in and layering things, hence why I named it 'Fade Away.' I was in a zone where everything seemed faded to me.”

Of course the songs would be just demos and skeletons without the essential, encyclopedic contributions of Bobb Bruno. Says Cosentino, “In a weird way, he is almost my producer. He takes my songs, crafts them, and basically finishes them. I create the blueprint and then Bobb builds it. It’s been like that since day one and nothing has changed. People say a lot of the time, ‘Best Coast is Bethany.’ And, granted I am writing the songs. But Best Coast is Bobb and Bethany. It always has been, it always will be. I couldn’t do this without him. It’s this crazy, amazing, intense connection that we have making music. It’s like we developed a secret language that only the two of us understand.” Producing and mixing this time alongside Bethany and Bobb was Wally Gagel, who’s recorded over twenty iTunes Originals sessions, including one with Best Coast back in 2011.

"Fade Away" benefits from being the first release on Cosentino’s Jewel City label, named after the nickname for the city she grew up in, Glendale. ‘It’s just really fun to be your own boss. I want pursue the label for doing other projects on it. I want to put out some stuff by friends.“

All of which ushers in a new era of confidence, and maybe even some cautious optimism for the future. “Everything in this band has worked out so organically and perfectly that sometimes it scares me that something bad is going to happen. Everything has been so great for us, I don’t even understand why this is happening. I made some songs, I put them up on the internet, and here I am now. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. If I wasn’t doing this, I don’t know what I would be doing.”

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Best Coast?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Best Coast for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Best Coast for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Best Coast or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Best Coast or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Best Coast Biography

"Fade Away," out October 22, the first release on Bethany Cosentino’s Jewel City label, sets Best Coast off on a new burst of independence and creativity, which includes another album they’ll start recording in November for release this Spring.

And it reflects the increased confidence that Cosentino and her bandmate, multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno, gained in the three surreal years since their break-through album "Crazy For You." Celebrated as darlings of the lo-fi, it lead to defiantly hi-fi events like performing with childhood idols, Green Day and No Doubt, dueting with Kendrick Lamar and Iggy Pop, having Drew Barrymore direct their Chloe Moretz-starring video, creating a new collection for Urban Outfitters, and working with the widescreen producer Jon Brion, who’s overseen master-pieces by Kanye West and Fiona Apple on an album that made Rolling Stone and Spin Magazine’s Top Albums of 2012. But they’re not about to spend the next six months holed up in a high profile studio like they did for last year’s "The Only Place" LP.

“When we were making 'The Only Place' I was dealing with all of these personal issues,” says Cosentino. “I was stressed and emotionally worn out, and so tired from touring. I felt like I was losing my mind. That record is very bi-polar and has a lot of weirdness in it. When were making this EP, I was feeling a lot more normal, feeling a lot more like myself. I think what makes this EP sound more confident is that the confidence was actually there. I’m really happy to not be in that weird zone anymore.”

The freedom led Cosentino to a faster-paced, energetic set of songs inspired by Mazzy Star, Patsy Cline, My Bloody Valentine and Ambien. “When I would drive to and from the studio I would listen to My Bloody Valentine. I was really into the new My Bloody Valentine record. I remember thinking, ‘OK, I want to make this record a little bit noisier. I want it to have more. I wanted to use weirder instru-ments, high guitar parts, weird, fuzzy, faded sounded guitar parts, throwing them in and layering things, hence why I named it 'Fade Away.' I was in a zone where everything seemed faded to me.”

Of course the songs would be just demos and skeletons without the essential, encyclopedic contributions of Bobb Bruno. Says Cosentino, “In a weird way, he is almost my producer. He takes my songs, crafts them, and basically finishes them. I create the blueprint and then Bobb builds it. It’s been like that since day one and nothing has changed. People say a lot of the time, ‘Best Coast is Bethany.’ And, granted I am writing the songs. But Best Coast is Bobb and Bethany. It always has been, it always will be. I couldn’t do this without him. It’s this crazy, amazing, intense connection that we have making music. It’s like we developed a secret language that only the two of us understand.” Producing and mixing this time alongside Bethany and Bobb was Wally Gagel, who’s recorded over twenty iTunes Originals sessions, including one with Best Coast back in 2011.

"Fade Away" benefits from being the first release on Cosentino’s Jewel City label, named after the nickname for the city she grew up in, Glendale. ‘It’s just really fun to be your own boss. I want pursue the label for doing other projects on it. I want to put out some stuff by friends.“

All of which ushers in a new era of confidence, and maybe even some cautious optimism for the future. “Everything in this band has worked out so organically and perfectly that sometimes it scares me that something bad is going to happen. Everything has been so great for us, I don’t even understand why this is happening. I made some songs, I put them up on the internet, and here I am now. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. If I wasn’t doing this, I don’t know what I would be doing.”

Best Coast Videos

  • Best Coast - Our Deal (Music Video) - YouTube
  • Best Coast - Crazy For You [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - YouTube
  • Best Coast - The Only Place - YouTube

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  • How to book Best Coast?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Best Coast for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Best Coast, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Best Coast or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Best Coast?

    Booking fees for Best Coast, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Best Coast, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Best Coast?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Best Coast for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Best Coast for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Best Coast or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Best Coast or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Best Coast is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Best Coast for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Best Coast generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Wavves, Ra Ra Riot, Robert DeLong, Sylvan Esso and Aloe Blacc. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Best Coast for an upcoming event.

Best Coast Speaker Videos

  • Best Coast - Our Deal (Music Video) - YouTube
    Best Coast - Crazy For You [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - YouTube
  • Best Coast - The Only Place - YouTube
    Best Coast - When I'm With You [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - YouTube
  • The Stories of Best Coast (Interview)
    Best Coast Interview (2013)

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