Popfrenzy are thrilled to announce the triumphant return of Best Coast to Australian shores this upcoming summer.
2012 has proved to be a milestone year for Best Coast, releasing their critically acclaimed sophomore album ’The Only Place’ (Popfrenzy Records). With the help of producer Jon Brion (Kanye West, Fiona Apple) the band bid farewell to the lo-fi haze that typified earlier releases, adopting a cleaner and more sophisticated approach. This approach signified a step forward for Best Coast, one that has carved out a fresh, mature identity for the Californian quartet.
'The Only Place' entered the US Billboard Charts at #24 with live performances on 'The Late Show With David Letterman', 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' and 'Conan' (O'Brien). The band headlined tours of North America, UK, Europe and Australia, with appearances on Metallica's Orion Festival and Australia's Big Day Out. Singer, Bethany Cosentino collaborated with iconic punk figure Iggy Pop on the song 'Let's Boot And Rally' recorded for the 5th Season of HBO vampire TV Hit 'True Blood' and immediately after their upcoming Australian dates, Best Coast will open for Green Day on their US Arena tour in January 2013. In between all their musical successes, Bethany even managed to start up her own clothing line for the ultra cool Urban Outfitters retail chain.
Backed by a solid performance bassist and drummer, Bethany and Bobb return to Australia to play Falls and Southbound Festival plus two exclusive headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney.
All grown up and stripped of the fuzzed-out, lo-fi prototype, Best Coast will be showcasing their scintillating new material for Australians this summer, 2013.
POPFRENZY PRESENT BEST COAST
Wednesday, January 2 | The Hi Fi (MELBOURNE) With Bleeding Knees Club and Bored Nothing Tickets available from www.thehifi.com.au
Thursday, January 3 | The Metro (SYDNEY – ALL AGES) With Dune Rats and Pear Shape Tickets available from www.metrotheatre.com.au
Best Coast also playing at Falls and Southbound Festivals