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Read Best Coast On World Cafe WXPN

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


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

Listen Best Coast In Concert

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


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Read Best Coast Performs Fleetwood Mac's 'Rhiannon'

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.

Read Discussion: Our Favorite Music Of The Year (So Far)

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


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

Read Patti Smith, Best Coast, Debo Band And More

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


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

Read First Listen: Best Coast, 'The Only Place'

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

Read Sasquatch 2011: Behind The Scenes

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

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

Read Slow And Steady: Vinyl Survives

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


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Listen Best Coast In Concert

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


Los Angeles

Read KCRW's Best L.A. Bands Of 2010 KCRW

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


Carrie Brownstein

Read Carrie Brownstein's Top 10 (Plus One) For 2010

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

collage of artists on the show

Listen The Year In Music, 2010

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


Best Coast

Listen Best Coast On World Cafe WXPN

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


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Listen Best Coast: A Song For What's Left Of Summer

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


'Crazy For You' by Best Coast

Read In Stock?: New CDs from Avenged Sevenfold, Best Coast and Seu Jorge

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

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