This summer, L.A.’s dreamy beach babes Best Coast are setting out on a North American tour with the likes of Lovely Bad Things, Guards, Bleached and Belle & Sebastian. The duo, Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno, will be performing material from a soon-to-be-released EP.
“There’s one song that’s a very standard, Best-Coast poppy jam; it was really influenced by Blondie,” Consentino told MTV. “There’s two slow songs, one of the slow songs is very Mazzy Star influenced, the other one is kinda heavy, a little bit like the Jesus and Mary Chain. And we got a Taylor Swift inspired song. Apparently I’m the Taylor Swift for stoners; that’s pretty tight.”
For the time being, you can stream a 7” that the band released for Record Store Day on YouTube. Check out the A-side tune “Fear My Identity,” as well as Best Coast’s upcoming tour dates below.
Best Coast Tour Dates:
30 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Workplay *
31 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse *#
1 – Raleigh, N.C. @ The Lincoln Theatre *#
3 – Richmond, Va. @ The National *#
4 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club *#
5 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts *#
6 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale Nightclub *#
7 – New York, N.Y. @ Governors Ball
17 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara Bowl ^
31 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
1 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
11 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos
12 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rio
13 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne
15 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Fillmore
16 – Big Sur, Calif. @ Henry Miller Memorial Library !
18 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey !*
13-15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riot Fest
16 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Firebird !
17 – Columbia, Mo. @ Blue Note !
18 – Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada !
19 – Omaha, Neb. @ Waiting Room !
- with Guards
^ with Belle and Sebastian
! with Bleached