The Record Store Day exclusives just keep on coming. This Saturday (April 20) saw the release of a new Best Coast 7-inch single titled 'Fear of My Own Identity,' and the warm and fuzzy little nugget of tambourine- (and booty-) shaking goodness will sound mighty fine spinning around your turntable with a needle riding its grooves. But if you don't have a record player -- or you're just still deciding whether you actually want to pick it up on vinyl -- you can opt for the less glamorous option of listening via a YouTube stream. Check it out below.
Best Coast have unleashed a new video for ‘Do You Love Me Like You Used To.’ This feel-good clip combines live scenes from the duo’s Sept. 6 performance at the Santa Monica Pier with shots of couples who are happily in love. The song is the latest single off of their sophomore record, ‘The Only Place,’ released back in May via Mexican Summer.
Green Day have lined up Best Coast to open the January and February 2013 leg of their upcoming North American arena trek. The Southern California surf-pop duo will join the Bay Area pop-punk trio on tour starting Jan. 8 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., and remain on the road with them through a Feb. 8 gig at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Fleetwood Mac will be the recipients of an impressive tribute album -- along with the likes of MGMT, Best Coast, the Kills and more -- covering the band's songs. Fans will get to experience the various interpretations of the British-American icons when the collection is released this fall.
Maybe you remember back in the day when the Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. sported a very large afro? In one of the Twitter posts to make our list of the week's best, he reveals he's not going be bringing it back any time soon. Elsewhere, Best Coast seem to be getting sick of traveling so much -- such is the dark side of being rock stars -- and look for salvation in an airport bar.
Best Coast are from the West Coast, of course, and they certainly aren't shy about how much they dig their side of things. "Why would you live anywhere else? / We've got the ocean, got the babes / Got the sun, we've got the waves," frontwoman Bethany Cosentino sings on the title track to 'The Only Place,' the band's latest album and a love letter of sorts to California.