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Best Coast artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Best Coast, performing live at the 9:30 Club, in Washington, D.C.

July 15, 2012 Hear the band recorded live in concert from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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May 28, 2011 The Gorge amphitheater outside Seattle is the backdrop to a long weekend of amazing music.

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January 31, 2011 It got loud when NPR Music webcast full concerts from both artists, live from Washington, D.C.

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Best Coast at the Gibson Guitar Showroom at SXSW 2010.

March 18, 2010 In this concert from KEXP, Best Coast plays '60s girl group-influenced indie-rock at SXSW 2010.

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Studio Sessions

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September 24, 2012 The California duo returns with its second album, the effervescent international hit The Only Place.

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October 21, 2010 The surf-rock trio brings its hazy and distorted pop to the studios of WXPN.

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Interviews & Profiles

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July 25, 2010 Download "Boyfriend," the first track from the California duo's upcoming debut, here.

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Discover Songs

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August 24, 2010 "Boyfriend" is a perfect soundtrack for bumming around the beach on a sweltering day.

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a collage of artists on the show

July 6, 2010 The All Songs Considered gang previews some of the summer's most anticipated new albums.

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News

A 12-inch record tips onto the spindle at EKS Manufacturing.

March 2, 2011 As other formats have come and gone, a small but devoted audience has kept the LP alive.

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'Crazy For You' by Best Coast

July 27, 2010 We check in with five record stores to see what new releases they have in the building.

Reviews

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August 24, 2010 "Boyfriend" is a perfect soundtrack for bumming around the beach on a sweltering day.

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More Stories

Clockwise from upper left: Beck, Cate Le Bon, Arp's Alexis Georgopoulos, Best Coast

September 17, 2013 Beck's third single since June is the best of the bunch. Hear it and more on this week's All Songs.

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Bobb Bruno and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast.

September 16, 2013 Hear a breezy new cut from Best Coast's upcoming EP, Fade Away.

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June 26, 2012 For Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, covering "Rhiannon" clearly requires quite a bit of reverence.

Clockwise from upper left: Kishi Bashi, Simone White, Bobby Womack, Aleksa Palladino of Exitmusic, Sinead O'Connor.

June 12, 2012 The All Songs gang discusses surprises, new artists, albums and songs from the first half of 2012.

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Clockwise from top left: Best Coast, Patti Smith, Debo Band, fun.

May 8, 2012 On this week's show, hear some of our favorite new tracks, plus a few musical surprises.

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Best Coast's new album, The Only Place, comes out May 15.

May 6, 2012 The Only Place doesn't just advance the band's irresistible garage-pop formula; it perfects it.

Los Angeles

December 10, 2010 Los Angeles spawned remarkable music in 2010. And no one knows L.A. better than NPR station KCRW.

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Carrie Brownstein

December 8, 2010 NPR Music contributor Carrie Brownstein shares some of her favorite recordings of the year.

collage of artists on the show

December 7, 2010 Take a listen to our biggest musical surprises of 2010, songs of the year, and more.

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NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

Hear Chopin's music in performance and perspective.

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

Enjoy archival interviews and performances from the folk revivalist.

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Hear concerts and interviews with the grandiose art-rock band.

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