Beachy rockers Best Coast deliver reverb-drenched guitar, Laurel Canyon strums, and subtle country edge to KCET's Studio A. Around 2010, their fuzzed-out melodies were quickly being swooned over by the British press and racing up the American charts. Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno met in the DIY scene centered around Downtown LA venue The Smell. Their music is pop in its simplicity and optimism, but it also has a homespun quality. She writes the words and sings them in her strong, warm alto, and he creates the snare snaps, plangent guitar, and keyboard overlays. The L.A. vibe comes through in Best Coast's Phil Spector-style saturated production and Runaways-esque hard bubblegum. It always feels like a sunny day in a Best Coast song -- even though, often, it's not. They're the musicians next door, icons of accessibility.
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