It seems as though BUZZ BANDS have FINALLY made it into the American lexicon of jargon dictionary cultural awareness zeitgeist mass media crossover into the mainstream. Or there is just 'some indie bro' who works there, and he sees dumb categories 'go viral'. There is also potentially 'some genuine indie fan girl' who works there and she 'genuinely' used the word buzzbands. Other ppl think that there might be a 'cool dad' who just wanted to buzz some bands, get some pictures of TV screens 'going viral' as if any1 gives a damn abt Jeopardy as a culturally relevant institution. It is simply just a meme farm that old ppl watch to think that they are smart.
However, we should not let that cheapen this moment for BUZZ BANDS. While the term BUZZ BAND has existed for a while, the term BUZZ BAND (or BUZZBAND) is often used by Carles and HIPSTER RUNOFF readers to describe a specific niche of internet-based indie bands that are getting a notable amount of attention from a circlejerk of indie websites who are 'trying to keep the coverage authentic', but ultimately marginalizing the band into the dated altrock 'buzzband' term.
It is a shame that today, buzz bands are more famous and successful than ever, but now, we are beginning to wonder HOW buzzbands are created in the corrupt indie machine. We should celebrate, but remember that there is a long road ahead of us in the war against the Corrupt Indie Machine.
Even Best Coast made it into the category, proving the Jeopardy. Does that mean she is 'famous, mainstream, and relevant', or has our once sacred indie music just been marginalized into mainstream culture blips, fun facts, and pop culture trivia?
Will this improve Best Coast album sales?
What was ur first BUZZBAND?
What does the word 'buzzband' mean 2 u?
Who watches Jeopardy?
Do 'Buzzbands' have it all?
Have BUZZBANDS gone mainstream?
Is the Corrupt Indie Machine trying to expose mainstream masses to BUZZBANDS?
Is this a great moment for buzzbands everywhere?
Are tv shows that are 'cultural institutions' like SNL and Jeopardy 'going down the shitter' as they try to generate memes for the authentic indie blogosphere to share?
Video footage has emerged on Pitchfork.com of Best Coast, aka Bethany Cosentino, smoking mad dank with some African American bro. It seems like this is the 'pinnacle' of her stoner brand. After hundreds of tweets related to 'smoking dank', interviews about Cali dank, and danking around with her dank dank weed marijuana, it seems like we finally get to see '@The_Real_Bethany.' Chillin in her natural state, 'lifted' as hell, getting lifted-er.
One can only wonder how her 'weed loving/addicted' brand will impact her long term brand, both commercially and critically. It seems like in all walks of life/genres of art, u kinda have to placate the conservative mainstreamers in order to 'go far.' Ur brand has to be strong, yet inoffensive. Present nothing alienating/controversial about yourself, just keep making agreeable jams without getting political and doing things that are 'illegal' in the eyes of tweens/grandparents. Wonder if Converse would offer her a record deal 'all over again' after this 'controversial' dank video. Seems like a huge 'brand liability issue.'
What's ur fave part of this video? Does it remind u of watching high schoolers smoke weed when they talk about 'how high' they are? Do u like when they talk about abusing medical marijuana cards? How abt when they talk about how medical marijuana establishments are 'putting the local dealer out of business.'
Best Coast's mp3s seems 'agreeable' and 'listenable', which is very uncommon for many bands with female lead singers/female sound projects. There is so much commercial upside in a weak female indie market, where decent female mp3s and albums can see a huge sales bump just by 'being female' [via the Feist/Zooey Deschanel theory]. Seems like she really could have reached a tweeny Feist-like status on album #2.5 if she just 'stayed chill' and didn't 'tank' her personal brand. Wonder if we will look back at 2k10 and just think of it as the year of M.I.A./MGMT/Best Coast letting us down for a multitude of different reasons.
Critically, it seems like the indie blogosphere views her 'art' as a 'joke.' Some bros probably always thought she sounded like 90s alt rock disguised as fuzz, but other bros were 'more than willing' to neglect these vibes just to have another female in 'the game.' Why do u think indie bros are 'turning' on Best Coast. Probs because of the 'U = the people u chill with' theory [via guilt by association with WAVVbro]. Not sure if the criticsphere takes Best Coast and/or WAVVES seriously as artists/musicians, mainly just sees them as meme generators. Feel like they both had a 'golden opportunity' to take advantage of a weak year of music, but it is clear that they aren't 'serious' about becoming 'great' indie musicians. Instead, they just want to milk tour life and record deal advances to put themselves in situations where weed is 'bountiful.'
Now is the time that Best Coast must dump WAVVES in order to save her commercial + critical viability. She must do so in a public forum, possibly using twitter, or in an exclusive sit-down interview, similar to LeBron James' "The Decision." In addition, she should 'check into rehab' to save her brand.
Sorta feel sad about social media + the modern world. So much pressure to 'be somebody', to 'evolve ur personal brand' into something greater than yourself. Not sure who I wanted her to be, and if that person is even who she wanted to become. I sorta wanted her to dye her hair blonde, and have a short stint on VH1/eventually end up playing Lillith Fair when she is 38. Maybe write a few songs for Demi Lovato/Miley Cyrus along the way. I wanted to hear her song(s) in iPad commercials. I am so angry at her for 'not seizing her opportunity.' It feels like I am 'stuck in hell' with my bro who smokes too much weed, wasting his/her opportunity to 'get their life together' and experience 'something more.'
Only a few indie products have the opportunity to become 'Top Tier Indie bands' and this is becauase they are not afraid to 'achieve greatness.' Whether they are pretentious about it or chill about it, the pursuit of everlasting indie greatness is what separates 'the heavyweights' from the 'meme of the week' buzzbands. As high level post-indie music fans, we expect top tier buzzbands to take their jobs seriously, doing their best to present art which inspires high level discussion about genre-bending mp3s.
What r ur feelings towards Best Coast like?
Is it simple, like 'she is just a dumb stoner', or is it more complex, like 'she represents everything that is wrong with buzzbands'?
When u monitor Best Coast memes, do u think of her as a 'real artist'?
Is Best Coast good at rolling blunts?
On a level from 1 to 10, how high were u when u read this post?
Is it always a good policy to 'do drugs on camera'?
Will the Chicago police put Best Coast in jail after seeing this video?
Will Best Coast's PR team get this video taken down, or have they passed 'the point of no return'?
Is 2k10 the year of buzzbands getting 'coverage' but not necessarily having the product/brand to back it up?
Which indie bands are 'openly pursuing greatness'?
The Arcade Fire?
Chillwave artists? (to be determined on album #2)
WAVVCOAST? (no, just smokin some dank)
Some bands want to have an 'album of the year.'
Few bands want to have an 'album of the decade.'
Truly great bands want to have an 'album of the century.'
I only listen to bands that are aiming to create an 'album of the Millenium.'
Still waiting for a buzzband who creates the 'Album of Forever, Yall.'
I remember when 'Bennifer' was invented, the greatest nickname in the history of celebrity relationship. It really drove up the demand to give a 'short nickname' to every couple just to save headline space.
Feel like more alt celebrities need better nicknames. As a member of the alternative media, I want to do more to 'make sure they get press' for being in a relationship with another indie artist. Sorta wonder why more
I remember when Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond Jr were dating.
I feel like WAVVES + Best Coast are the 'new alt celeb couple that every1 is talking about.' People love to get caught up in the spirit of an indie relationship. We imagine them sitting in their apartment, blazing, writing love songs, and being just like normal ppl, except with tons of blog indie cred. Sorta wish I had a chill ass GF/BF who was an indie star. Feel like no1 else would understand my life.
What should be the relationship nickname of WAVVES + BEST COAST?
a) WAVVES BEST COAST
b) BEST WAVVE
c) WAVVES ON THE COAST
e) COAST BEST WAVVING
f) BESTT RRELAISH
g) GETTIN HI 2GTHR
h) WAVVES CRASHING AGAINST THE COAST
i) BLAZE BROS
j) FUZZY BUZZY COUPLE
k) WHEN I'M WITH WAVVES
l) DROPPING POST ACID
m) EFF YALL
n) BETHANY CONSENWAVVEBRO
Do u 'care' about this relaish?
Do u think their albums will 'deliver'?
What is a good name that represents their relaish?
It is a good idea for them to ride their relationship meme to 'get more press'?
What happens if one of their albums is better than the other 1s? Will there be 'trouble in paradise'?
Do u think WAVVES bro bought some new furniture at IKEA with his Mountain Dew money?
Should more alt celebs get into relationships with other alt celebs to 'generate more press'?
Should they 'write a duet', creating an mp3 that helps the indie blogosphere understand what indie love is?
Las Robertas Street Feelings
The post-chillwave era make me feel kind of lost. I am not sure what I am searching for after this era of 'chilling authentically with a group of bros', listening to nostalgic music that reminds me of my youth. I'd give anything to go back to my youth, back when I didn't have to worry about anything, and I just got to be a little bro. Back before 'bro' was a complex social term / way of life. Tired of being a post-altbro. I've gone from indie, to electro, to conceptual core, to chillwave... now what?
I feel like now it might be time for the current 'popular indie music zeitgeist' to manifest itself in our desire for something most serious than just nightly chill sessions with our bros. We want to enter a relationship that is semi-serious, and enter into a happy, naive phase of our lives' which may or may not be 'fleeting' / doomed to fail.
Just heard Las Robertas, and I feel like they might be 'the final piece' in commodifying the genre of 'female garage rock bands.' Even though Best Coast, Vivian Girls, and Dum Dum Girls already exist, this type of compelling band from a Latin American Country finally gives us a sample group from which to analyze these bands, and select which ones we want to be the most successful / authentic.
Sorta just want to move to Costa Rica and get into a 2 year relationship with of of Las Robertas girls. She would sing me fuzzy tunes on her guitar, and we would make out late into the night. Do u think Las Robertas are 'hot' in a way that gives them a huge advantage over uglier female garage-ish bands? Could Las Robertas capitalize on 'press' about how 'cool' it is that the internet 'created them' even though they are just 4 teen girls from Central America?
After 'debuting' on Gorilla Vs Bear, will they be flown to America for their first American debut in New York City within 2 months?
Do they remind u of a 'hot, Latin American version of Best Coast?
Even though Best Coast has 'been around a while', it seems like she is only 'just now' hitting her stride, both musically and commercially. Seems like Bethany Consentino has 'a huge opportunity' to become one of the most important important females in indie rock as long as she 'continues to release listenable mp3s', and possibly puts together an album that is conceptually coherent. Her Pitchfork ceiling is probably some where around a 9.5.
A lot of people compare Best Coast to the Vivian Girls, but I feel like that might 'be an insult' to her, because her personal brand is more approachable than the Vivian Girls + her music is 'way better.' I think when you have a band that consists of all girls, it is difficult to take the band seriously on a critical or even on just a buzzworthy level, because you are basically just saying 'hey, look at these alt girls making some blogworthy music.' Hard 2 tell what is truly blogworthy, and what is just sorta covered for the sake of Joanna Newsom/Zooey Deschanel where you kinda get the vibe that bros just want to look at hot indie chicks. The male-dominated blogosphere can sometimes blog with their 'erect penises.' U need to strike a 'happy medium' of sex appeal and relevancy/quality product, possibly like Au Revoir Simone and the Dirty Projectors.
I feel like this new 'it', post-chillwave genre is not only about exploiting bros who want to go to a concert and 'romanticize' females in indie music, but also realizing that 'girls need bands, too.' Girls can be into Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, and crap like that, but sometimes they need something more 'buzzworthy' and 'underground.' Something earnest, something alt. Many major labels are 'quick to scoop up' female independent artists, since they are easier to market/ generate coverage + money from. Bands full of bros with stupid haircuts are a more difficult sell in such a saturated alt rock market.
All of these artists need to 'unify' into a coherent market group, and have a genre name that is more bloggable than just people writing stuff like 'reverby', 'beach jams', 'garage pop' and other stuff like that. Here are some potential genre names for this 'movement'/'genre':
- fuzzy buzzy
- buzz garage
- reverb wave
- beach wave
- beach sluts
- cutesie indie girls with guitars
- fuzz garage
- garage skank
- cutesy guitar broad
- beachy fun
- beach reverb
- chill fuzz
Ultimately, I think 'blisswave' might be the best name for this genre, in order for them to ride in the wake of the chillwave. In addition, the keyword 'bliss' is an important brand buzzword. After the chillwave, there will be a 'huge backlash' against the positive vibes of that era. Many bands will try to go 'hardcore' (kinda like Crystal Castles & M.I.A.), trying to kill the vibes of the chillwave. The blisswave will go in an entirely different direction. The blisswave represents going thru an era after hanging out with ur bros for a year where you get into a two year relationship with a desirable alt girl that feels very real and vulnerable. Just want to get in a blisswave relationship with an authentic post-indie girl.
It seems like women are the best blisswave artists. Their vocals sound the most 'earnest' over the blisswave sounds/aesthetic. Even though bros are 'pretty good' at this sound, I think the sound of these bands might be 'forgettable' in the long run / they don't have as big of an opportunity to carve out a niche sound.
Think that I enjoy the bro band Beach Fossils, but I feel like I might like them more if they had a cutesy female singer, singing honest ass lyrics about relationships + 'getting serious' + 'taking a relationship to the next level.'
Wonder if Pearl Harbor is the most authentic blisswave group because it is two sisters, and one of them is 13 years old. Wonder what it is like to be 13 years old and play relevant SXSW showcases.
Photo by GVB
Pearl Harbor Luv Goon
How r u going to evolve past chillwave?
R u gonna go 'hardcore' and seek out unchill vibes?
R u gonna search for something 'earnest' and go for an era of bliss [via blisswave]?
R u gonna go mainstream psychedelic and listen to a lot of MGMT?
Do u want to get into a serious relationship with an earnest girl who plays fuzzy guitars?
Is the blisswave female cliche the new indie female cliche for the next 1-3 years?
Should I move to Costa Rica and date some authentic blisswave girls?
Is this a 'coverable' genre, or is it mainly for older bros who want 'guitars' + females in their music?
Is Best Coast obviously the most talented performer in the blisswave genre?
Can Best Coast be bigger than Feist / Karen O / Lisa Loeb / Lady Gaga?
Is Best Coast a just 1 girl, or a 'band'?
Will blisswave artists become the 'kewl' topic for generic, voiceless tastemaking blogs and magazines to 'cover' for the mainstream alt music fans?
Who is ur fave blisswave artist?
Feels like 'the whole mp3 blogosphere has been turned upside down' since MJ died. It's like every mp3 of music since MJ started making music was just trying to be 'as good as MJ', but now that he's dead, we can finally accept that 'no1 will ever be as good as MJ.'
Sorta just wish I could 'make some sort of tribute' to MJ that would 'get my blog more hits.' Think that the internet as a whole has 'benefited' from his death, since we all got 'more hits' and stuff like that. Wonder if he is 'really dead' or if this is some sort of 'gimmick' by Al Gore+John Twitter (founder of Twitter) to 'get more hits.' Think 'hits' are mad important [via ad revenue].
Feels weird that after u die, u go 2 #1 on hypemachine. [via hypemachine death theory] Guess mp3 bloggers finally just said 'all of the indie MP3s I post aren't as good as MJ, so I better honor him with my bloggyspot.'
Can't believe MJ went to #1 on iTunes. I think that means that the tween mainstream market 'didn't really listen 2 him b4 he died' and 'only knew him as some weirdo fuck'
Can't believe ppl spent money 2 buy his albums. Might just invest in some 'cassette tape to MP3' conversion technology
Feel like authentic fans might just 'own everything on tape' from now on.
Are cassette tapes the new 'vinyl'?
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Was listening to GorillaVsBear's 'summer mix' and thought all of this music might be what the post-MJ world is all about.
Think that this song by BEST COAST is possibly 'lofi.' Not sure if it is 'trying to be good.' I think it is just sort of chilling. Think that since most music was 'trying to be MJ' we will stop 'trying to be perfect pop' and just sort of 'chill.'
Wonder if WAVVES is the next MJ [via 'meltdown'/Xanax]. Wonder if 'electro' is all dead since every1 who 'makes electro' pretends to 'suck MJs peen' [via French electro artists].
GVB SUMMER MIX
I'll admit it, I'm part of the Broken Indie Machine that created Best Coast. Somehow, the indie musicsphere created these 'alt celebrities' who aren't talented, interesting or cutting edge. Instead, they just do shit for press and no one even relates to their art or message. Best Coast is the face of this one dimensional (yet lucrative) charade.
The title of the song is "Do You Love Me Like You Used To?" The answer from any authentic fan of music is, "No, Bethany. We do not love u like we used 2. U used to be a fuzzy buzzy BB, being all mysterious, wearing baggy tees. U used to sing songs about being high and depressed and having nothing 2 do, now ur all being BFFs with Drew Barrymore, trying to act like u've 'gone Hollywood,' trying to do the whole positivity/empowering women angle. Sigh...
Anyways, the new video is terrible, nothing happens, and this is easily the worst Best Coast song I've ever heard. Really highlights everything annoying abt the band, the simplicity of the latest album, and it makes me want 2 throw up. I feel sad.
Do u <3 this song?
Do u <3 Best Coast like u used 2?
Can Bethany get her own FOX sitcom?
Do u miss when the sun was high and so was Bethers?
Whatever happened to the fuzzybuzzy band boom of 2k8.8?
Every1 knows that everything that Microsoft does is lame, uncool, and lamestream. Windows Phones, Windows Computers, Windows browsers, Bings, Zunes, etc, etc. It's all a big pile of crap for the poors who can't afford 'cool ass' iPhone5s and Samsung Galaxy S-III's. Who better to cobrand with than Best Coast, one of the biggest 'sham bands' in all of the Genre Formerly Known as Indie who is basically less of a 'band'/'artist' now, and more of a blatant money grab. That's fine, though, because I guess it is the real point of a band. Make money, and trick mindless masses into thinking u r 'kewl' or something.
Anyways, watch this commercial with the song "The Only Place", which we thought was just another one of her crappy "California R00LZ" songs, but actually turned out to be a strategically written commercial jingle. Doesn't matter if u think she is 'crappy' and inauthentic, Bethany and the AZN bro are netting MAD AD DOLLARS for this shit. Buying cars and property while ur just making fun of people on the internet.
But at the end of the day, she aligned her brand with the same company that made the Zune. I guess that is supposed to represent 'where she thinks her music belongs' or something. At least we got 2 see these 2 completely 'insane' Youtube comments.
We have fun
We have fun
Yes we always
Do u want 2 throw up?
How #SWAG is this video?
Has indie 'finally gone mnstrm'?
Is Best Coast ur secret?
Is [buzzband] ur secret?
Whenever a mainstream artist is caught lip syncing, it becomes a worldwide scandal. We're all familiar with Milli Vanilla, Ashlee Simpson, and all of the other tween pop stars who use 'backing tracks' because they have to dance all over the stage. What if I told you that indie stars are starting to lip sync? What if I told you that indie's latest CONTROVERSY happened in Boulder, CO? What if I told you that Best Coast has once again found herself exposed as the indie genre's first lip syncer.
Oh Bethany... Why, bb? Why?
Here is an email that we just received from a fan at the show:
I wanted to tell you about the time I saw Best Coast in May. I went to the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO one night a few months back to see Jeff the Brotherhood play with Best Coast. I came early, stoked on Jeff the B, but figured I'd stick around to watch Bethany cry on the mic about snacks/wavvyboi/etc. Anyway, she started her first song, "The Only Place" and half way through the song, I kid you not, a loop of her chorus came on over Bethany singing. The song slowly came crashing to a halt all the while Bethany saying, "This is some Ashley Simpson type shit". At this point the song had stopped completely. She then told the band to start over, right before she addressed the crowd saying, "Hi, we're Best Coast...sorry, I lip-sync!" The song was then started over without any problems, and the show continued without any acknowledgement of the incident, but I stood there in shock.
Bethany Cosentino had obviously just been caught lip-syncing in front of a pretty packed house. The worst thing about it was the crowd was so effing lamestream that nobody really seemed to care. (I was literally standing behind 4 frat boys who just said, "Love you Beth!" and "Play Boyfriend!" I was amazed that I had just seen this fuck-up happen in front of my eyes. I wanted to do the "carles" thing and write a smear post about Best Coast on my radio station's website, but since I'm incredibly unmotivated, it just never materialized.
Since the incident, I thought that some other person might have seen what I saw that night and posted about it. Hopefully somebody out there would have ruined her reputation by now, but nothing has been published. I've been a reader of your blog for a while now and figured this story was one worthy for your eyes. I don't expect a post about this on HRO, but I wanted to tell you personally that Best Coast is a shitty band and Bethany Cosentino is a lying lip-syncer. If you believe your readers should know, please tell them my story.
Peace, love and grimes,
Indie doesn't have very high standards. We'll watch bands pretend to play instruments. We'll humor various lead singers who can't actually sing. We'll pretend that a new album is good just because the band's previous album was good. We'll do just about anything dumb and claim it is 'art.' But is Bethany Cosentino's latest exploit enough to get her excommunicated from indie?
Unfortunately, there are no videos of that specific song on youtube, but there are a few others uploaded.
It's certainly not a crime to use a backing track, but has Best Coast finally broken all indie trust?
Do u think it was the AZN's idea?
R u disappointed?
Is this what u expect from BestyCoasty?
Will ppl start going to Best Coast shows 2 'bust her' for lip syncing?
Is this a sad day 4 former fuzzy buzzy bands 'trying too hard' to clean up their sound and losing everything likable abt their band?
If you have any information abt this show, or any indie artists 'lip syncing' feel free 2 comment, or contact Carles.
I'm not sure who told Bethany Cosentino that she had a timeless voice that deserves to cover legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac over and over again. She already did a horrendous cover that made every1's ears bleed and melt and die. Some1 really should have thrown themselves in the way of her ruining Fleetwood Mac's "Storms" LIVE on Fallon, doing some stripped down version that 'highlights her voice.' It is clear that her innercircle feeds her a neverending stream of lies just to keep her happy, but ultimately, putting her in a position to fail as a FuseTV-wave artist.
To be fair and honest, Bethy's voice HAS improved since her fuzzy buzzy days when she made music that every1 actually liked. However, every1 still wants the fuzz buzz, not this poor man's nostalgic 70s-90s rock, which is why her album tanked, and now we're stuck watching all these weirdo Fleetwood Mac covers. It is as if she wants to murder Stevie Nicks, skin her, and wear her as a skin suit.
Was this cover 'effing terrible'?
Did it make u uncomfortable bc it was 'stripped down'?
Do u believe that this cover was 'amazeballs'?
Did they just ruin another Fleetwood Mac song?
Is this worse than her 'Rhiannon' cover?
Should the Chill AZN Bro 'say something' abt their string of terrible output?
Best Coast will basically take any sponsored opportunity, even if Al Qaeda sponsored a donkey show in a remote region of Mexico, Best Coast would be there as long as you deposited the cash in her bank account, made sure she had all the requests on her rider fulfilled, and did some dumb video content that allowed her to be blogged about by Fuse.tv/kewl_bands_blog. A few former-indie artists are trapped in the machine where they think that this is actually good for their career, but end up trapped in this inauthentic cycle of buzz. Maybe the margins are worth it.
Did we really need to see Best Coast singing 'the hook' in some weird rap song with some rapper I've never heard of. At least he can take the money and run and it will look like 'thug shit', but Best Coast is just a former FADER intern trying to get back at them by stealing their sponsored ad dollars. This is easily one of the most disgraceful sponsored content-wave performances in the history of 'the game.' Every1 should be ashamed. this is a dark, dark moment. She walks out there in some Flintstone dress that is probably supposed to look like a broke-ass Forever 21 hoodrat dress, sings poorly/'soulfully', and we're supposed to celebrate the poo the created on stage.
Here is 'the official description' just so you know how lame this is.
when it comes to uncapped shows, there's never a dull moment, but los angeles rapper kendrick lamar attempted to outdo the whole of his predecessors with an exclusive performance of "no make-up (her vice)" featuring best coast singer bethany consentino. worlds collided and it sounded awesome.
I am only mentioning the sponsors FADER and Vitamin Water so that when they Google themselves, they will know what a shameful display display of 'creativity and innovation between 2 artists who were only interested in heisting them for money. I guess that's just capitalism, though. Every1 is trying to pretend that they are important and relevant, uniting art and commerce, creating premium content for a CRITICAL target consumer group, it is all just a lie, and all we have is some terrible video to commemorate the ad budget that might as well have been used as toilet paper in homeless shelters.
R u #uncapped?
IS this #effing_Terrible?
Does Bethany want to be 'an r & b bitch'?
Does it seem clear that she has a group of ppl around her who tell her that her shit doesn't stink and she can do anything?
R u #uncapped?
R u gonna drink Vitamin Water and read FADER now?
Does Vitty Watty have that ingredient in it that shrinks ur balls? [via playground tales]
Does this sponsored content make u sad/dead on the inside?
Was this 'effing brilliant'?
Was this even worse than Best Coast's cover of Fleetwood Mac?
Best Coast does horrendous cover of Fleetwood Mac, pisses on Stevie Nicks' grave. Did ur ears bleed?
Recently, Best Coast covered a Fleetwood Mac song. The results were terrible, and every1 h8ed it, except for people who like wearing clothes from Urban Outfitters. Best Coast's career has clearly taken a turn for TANKville USA, mismanaging her brand, going from lofi indie starlett to 'wannabe fringe MTV F-list celeb who appeals to lamestreamers who like faceless bands on Fuse TV.'
Anyways, she collabed with some guy/band called "Iggy Pop." Have no idea who this dude is, but it appears as though the song by Bethany Cosentino was so bad that it began to melt off his skin. Worried abt his torso. It is as though the effects of years of sun damage have caught up with him in only a matter of [duration of this song].
I feel bad 4 the guy. He probably had some publicist being all like, "U should collab with a young, fresh artist." Except the publicist was some 26-32 year old single broad who lives in New York and walks around music festivals like her shit doesn't stink. Unfortunately, Iggy Pop, who may have been authentic in the 19_0s ended up collab-ing with the least fresh, least authentic, biggest joke in the entire genre formerly known as indie.
And on top of that, she melted his skin.
Plz don't listen or else this could happen 2 u.
Is this song 'effing terrible'?
Does Best Coast need 2 'hang it up'?
Does n e 1 even listen 2 this shit and enjoy it?
Do u h8 the corporate-era indiesphere for enabling artists like Best Coasts 2 make money and think that their shit doesn't stink?
Was the covered a Fleetwood Mac song. The results were terribleFleetwood Mac cover 'even worse' than this?
Yesterday, Best Coast's crappy cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon" melted the ears of every one who listened to it, making every1 wonder, "Why? Dear Lord, Why? Why did she have to do this? Is this serious? It is seriously so bad. Dear Lord, please make the pain stop. My ears are bleeding. I am truly dying. There is nothing left. I have given up. Goodnight, sweet Me Prince." Anyways, she gave an insane interview with tons of quotes that make it clear that she has an unhealthy obsession with Stevie Nicks, probably enough to drive her to murder Stevie Nicks and create a skin suit out of her.
The interview does a good job of documenting the unhealthy obsession that Bethany Cosentino has with Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. If Stevie Nicks is ever murdered, this will probably be used as evidence.
Best Coast is desperate to make it seem like Fleetwood Mac 'inspired' her crappy album.
While demo'ing songs for The Only Place, Best Coast's new album, singer Bethany Cosentino sat down at an electric keyboard and, "just as a fun thing," banged out a cover of "Rhiannon," her favorite Fleetwood Mac song
No, really, they inspired me 2 do everything. My music, the way I dress, and the way I live my life.
"I feel a close connection in the dynamic of that band to my own band," she tells Rolling Stone. "It's just a really fun thing to honor the band that inspired you so much."
The cover is truly a far cry from the original [via 'completely effing ruining it']
Like the band's own music, Best Coast's rendition of "Rhiannon" is wistful and loose, a far cry from its somber original. "I think when you cover a song, you shouldn't do it exactly the same way as the original," says Cosentino, who anchored the arrangement with a spare piano line. "You should always have your own take on it."
She knows how 2 tickle the ivories, yall! Fuzz guitar can get s000 boring!
For Cosentino, who exclusively plays guitar in Best Coast but learned piano first, switching to the keys was a large part of the song's appeal. "Playing guitar can kind of get a little bit repetitive," she says. "Doing it on piano was our way of changing it up, and also that's not something anybody's ever heard from us ... I was just like 'OK, I know how to play the piano. We might as well use it for a song.'"
Her mother should also be put on the Stevie Nicks watch list. Should Stevie Nicks file a restraining order against the Cosentino females?
Cosentino became acquainted with Fleetwood Mac from an early age. "My mom was a huge, huge Fleetwood Mac fan," she says. "She dressed like Stevie Nicks when she was in her twenties. She had this very witchy Stevie vibe."
Obviously, the only 'angle' that Best Coast has for anything is that 'it is really FleetwoodMacky!'
In fact, Cosentino says that the Fleetwood Mac singer's fashion sense served as the principal inspiration for her new clothing line for Urban Outfitters, released in the spring.
She spends hours on the internet looking at pictures of her.
"I honestly spend hours on the Internet looking at pictures of her," she admits. "I don't necessarily dress up as much as she did. I like to keep things laid back and calmed down. She overdid it a little. Onstage, she wore top hats and crazy boots. I don't really walk around in top hats."
Wanting to end up 'the best friend' of some1 you idolize is textbook unhealthy stalker behavior. I am truly worried about the health and well-being of Stevie Nicks.
Cosentino has never met Nicks ("I would lose my mind," she says), but she's hoping that her participation on the covers album might catch a certain someone's ear. "I'm sure Fleetwood Mac are aware this record is happening. Maybe they'll hear it and think it's cool, and then Stevie Nicks will want to be my best friend."
There is no way that Stevie Nicks will want anything to do with her after this horrible cover.
Please comment in support of the health and safety of Stevie Nicks after this cover.
R u legitimately worried abt the safety of Stevie Nicks after this interview?
Has Best Coast taken the 'inspired by Fleetwood Mac' angle too far?
Is this the worst cover in the history of indie?
Was this song completely ruined?
Do u think Best Coast should be institutionalized for her unhealthy obsession with Stevie Nicks before it goes too far and a kidnapping/murder/skinsuit happens?
Best Coast does horrendous cover of Fleetwood Mac, pisses on Stevie Nicks' grave. Did ur ears bleed?By Carles on 27 Jun 2012
I'm not sure what Best Coast is thinking. People started liking her music because she covered up her voice with fuzzy lofi gimmicks and dressed in big, baggy t-shirts. Now, she thinks she's Stevie Nicks, a 'fashion icon' with a golden voice and inherent vintage timeless pop sensibilities. She got teamed up with an expensive producer who 'fleeced' her for money to make a crappy album, and now she's covering a classic Fleetwood Mac song? If she was truly a fan of Fleetwood Mac, she would know that u don't eff with the Mac, unless ur gonna do a vibey/post-ironic version of "Dreams." Even then, ur a huge d-bag.
Instead, she decided to take a huge piss and shit on Stevie Nicks' grave by covering "Rhiannon." It is clear that Lindsey Buckingham rolled over in his grave today.
I don't know if Stevie Nicks is actually dead, but I would guess that she was murdered by either Bethany Cosentino, or one of the other Urban Outfitted entry-level alt skanks who put on those crappy clothes as they are wrapping themselves in fancy toilet paper that ensures that their shit doesn't stink. It really does seem as though every1 is trying to murder Stevie Nicks and wear her flesh as a skin suit in order to 'appear fashionable.'
The cover itself is the most 'entry level' high school talent school shit I've ever heard. Maybe she just started taking piano lessons. Maybe the AZN just started taking drum lessons. They would have been better off using a karaoke backing track on this one.
We all lose, and all of our ears are bleeding.
Goodnite, cruel world.
R ur ears bleeding?
IS this cover 'terrible'?
If Stevie Nicks dies, should Beth Constantine be called in as a murder suspect?
R u more in2 Christine McVie than bullshit Steven Nicks songs?
Find the boring Best Coast clip at around 8:30.
A long time ago, there was this 'totally sensational meme' that was all like 'OMG Best Coast is gonna play with Metallica at their festival where they are playing their entire crappy albums for their low-life, underworld Napster hating fans! That's gonna be s0 weird! She doesn't belong!' The festival happened last weekend. Best Coast played to an empty audience, mainly consisting of people waiting to see Metallica play 4 hours later on the same stage. Feel bad for them.
As u can see, Bethenny TANKED. She sang her terrible, lifeless songs. Most embarrassingly, she insisted on continuing to dress like she was trying to peddle crappy, sweatshop-made Stevie Nicks ripoff clothes from Urban Outfitters. The whole thing looks like a disaster, and all we can do is watch from the internet and be glad.
Huge mistake by her management, PR company, and innercircle. This set was doomed. Surprised she wasn't stoned to death by unruly Metallica fans.
Did Best Coast 'tank' at Orion Fest?
Do u think Metallica fans h8ed her more than indie fans?
Has Best Coast officially become a FUSE-TV-wave alt band that no1 cares abt?
Should she have dressed differently in order 2 fit in?
Is Linkin Park 'kewler' than Metallica?
Do u wish u had gone to this fest just to heckle Best Coast, dressed as a metal bro?
R u still mad at that 1 Metallica guy for killing Napster?
Best Coast is the ultimate one trick pony of indie, so much so that she basically sabotaged her own brand by thinking that it was the least bit interesting and/or appealing to her own theoretical target markets that don't even exist. In this video for "The Only Place", we get the same crap with her that we've always got. California. Beach. Babes. Fun. Sun. Cats. Dank. AZN guy being excessively integrated into the band bc maybe Bethany's like "Hey, he's responsible for ruining our brand, too!" Anyways, it is offensive 2 her authentic fans that she is not interested in growing/elevating her brand and instead just perpetuates the same gimmicks and tired sounds. If there's a winner in the Best Coast LP2 fiasco, it's gotta be Jon Brion, the respected producer who collected a paycheck and watched the metaphorical Titanic sink.
This video is a huge embarassment, and it has basically just dumbed herself down even beyond the lowest common denominator. People probably were like 'this is gonna be all over MTV, so just be YOU!' Many ppl say it just rips off one of her old videos, going 'high budget' and losing any sense of charm and personality. Back before Bethany was 'trying too hard' to build a personal brand, basically ripping off Stevie Nicks with a touch of Urban Outfitters.
When it's all said and done, Best Coast's 2nd album TANK will be remembered as a bigger TANK than MGMT's followup album. The video is a slap in the face 2 authentic Best Coast fans, and the song (Which is the best on the album) is a parody of a vintage Best Coast song.
How did Best Coast go so wrong?
Is this video disgraceful?
Are they the worst band in indie?
ARe they officially a Fuse TV band that has no real fans?
Is it time for Bobb Bruno to jump off this sinking ship?
Do u even enjoy listening 2 these songs n e more?
How can Best Coast save her brand?
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Best Coast and WAVVES on cover of SPIN, accidentally look lk they r on cover of Urban Outfitters catalogBy Carles on 12 Jun 2012
Best Coast's album tanked super hard. She was supposed to go 'mainstream', and appeal to Zooey Deschanel/Leah Dunham/Tavi Gevinson markets of tweeny crafty whimsical broads, but the music wasn't good enough, and she didn't even really make any new fans. She is just another great example of a band that is 'really great at press' by leveraging 'sponsored content', but never really creates anything that genuinely resonates with her tribe besides oversharing tweets. (Grimes is probably heading this way, too). Anyways, SPIN Magazine decided to give them the cover. Unfortunately, the cover looks like an Urban Outfitters catalog, which might be commentary on the visual aesthetic and styling of the photo, or maybe just represent how Bethany Cosentino's personal brand has become this visual extension of a commodified maltstream product.
Best Coast pretty much transferred her brand out of the indiesphere, and into being one of those weird/dumb 'Fuse TV/MTVu You Oughtta Know' bands.
U gotta feel bad for that AZN dude in her band. I guess the best way to make sure an AZN guy doesn't ruin ur cover is to be like, "Uhh... Can u pose with ur BF even though he doesn't even have an album out? I know ur whole relationship meme is so 2k9, but cmon! It's SPIN Magazine! U probably wanted to be on this cover since the 1990s/early 2000s when Brandon Boyd was looking fly on the cover."
I do feel bad 4 Nathan Williams. I've heard from insiders that he isn't THAT happy in the relationship, but feels as if he needs to be there for her out of some warped duty/buzz benefits. Now he has to 'play boyfriend' on a magazine cover, and say things like "This reminds me of John and Yoko, bb." But I guess it's probably a fun 'date' to go with ur GF to get some photos taken. Maybe this is the pinnacle of buzz relationship status.
Does this look like an Urby Outty catalog?
Why did Best Coast's album tank?
Do they look 'kewl' on this magazine cover?
Do u think this magazine will attract lamestreamers who look for pretty ppl on magazine covers?
Has Best Coast finally transferred her brand out of the indiesphere, and into being one of those weird 'Fuse TV You Oughtta Know' bands?
Every one has been on pins and needles, waiting for the latest, newest Best Coast song to see how she has evolved as a musician, songwriter, and personal brand. It seems like she is really trying to go 'next lev' on this album cycle, releasing a clothing line and probably getting more famous people to be in her videos so they have an MTV-tween cross over appeal.
This is her new song "The Only Place."
It sorta sounds like 'cleaned up' Best Coast, except she is still singing about the beach, having fun, and California. We get it, Bethers, the only place u want to live is California... I guess maybe she 'evolved' because there is no mention of cats and dank. All artists should strive to have a formulaic brand, but does this song sorta sound like a parody of a Best Coast song, except it is kind a 'cleaned up' [via mainstream studio record deal]?
I sorta miss her fuzzy buzzy beginnings.... Maybe she is 'over' that era when all the blogs <3ed her.
Do u <3 or h8 the new Best Coast song?
Is Bethany 'too cleaned up'?
Will the female tween Hello Giggles/Rookie Mag market think that this is 'kewl'?
Can she become a tween female icon?
Has Grimes stolen her place in the buzzosphere?
Why does every1 backlash against Bethany?
What do u think p4k will give this album?
Is Best Coast 'effed' if this is the best song on their album?
Anyways, they had this award show called the MTVu Woodie Awards, and Best Coast won for 'Best Video' for "Our Deal" directed by Drew Barrymore. The funny thing is that this video was 'sponsored content' that was produced thanks to MTV and the Kashi brand. So she won an award for Best Video from the ppl that paid 4 the video. I guess that is 'kewl', but she is just 'playing the game,' letting MTV know that she will do anything to get mainstream coverage and have her song played while a girl is giving birth during TEEN MOM.
Photo: Best Coast being DTF with Pauly D, but he's like 'I don't wanna jump on that grenade.'
It seems as though Best Coast is doing everything that she can to 'leave' the bullying indiesphere, and instead try to breakthru into MTV markets. I don't blame her, it seems like the indiesphere is sorta 'over' her, but u never know if joining forces with MTV will actually help her sell albums, or if it will just make her 'another shitty buzzband' played while a girl has an on-camera vacuum abortion during the Real World.
Recently, WAVVES had one of his dumb songs featured as the theme song for MTV's "I Just Want My Pants Back." I feel bad for him, because he should sorta be riding 'indie punk' waves, but instead he is stuck being in a relationship with Bethany, and he has to 'take meetings' with MTV execs so they can pay him and he can make sure that they can pay the cable bill.
Anyways, she is super proud of her award/'pimping' MTV to try to make it seem like they are buzzworthy, or something. Guess that's just what Twitter is 4.
Is it unchill of Best Coast to participate in this MTV buzz scheme?
Will it 'pay off'?
Do u think Pauly D is DTF with Bethany?
Is Best Coast 'going mainstream'?
Will MTVU Woodies replace the Grammys?
If u won a Woodie, would put it in a trophy case, or throw it in the garbage?
Is Best Coast defecting from the indiesphere in search of a more mainstream place?
Do u wish Pitchfork had awards called 'The Forkies' where they celebrated their own buzzbands?
Best Coast's previous album "Crazy For You" showcased her love of cats and California vibes. It seems as though she wanted to 'evolve', so when picking her new album cover, she decided to do something TOTALLY different.
Hey look, it's a bear, picking up California! I guess Bears must be the new cats or something.
This is a great play by Best Coast, since she is only ever interviewed by 'softball indie journalists and foreign press' who ask "S00o0o like how iz ur cat Snacks? Do u still like Cattie Watties?'
Now they will ask, "Do u like cubby wubby bears? We ruv ur mp3s!"
The album cover is also doodled in black and white/greyscale, so that will probably decrease sales. Looks sorta like a 'draft', shouldn't be the final product. If she was really trying to sell this album to mainstream markets, she should have put a picture of herself. But I guess the AZN Dude in the band would be pissed.
Do u <3 or h8 this album cover?
Are u in2 bears or cats?
Does this album cover look 'effing terrible'?
Will this album 'tank' or sell LDR-level numbers?
Did she 'half-ass' her album cover?
Pitchfork 'unveiled' clothing items from Bethan Cosentino's Urban Outfitters collection. Unfortunately, the ratings 4 each of the looks leave us wondering if Best Coast achieved design/fashion greatness in her work.
3.2: "I've used better rags to wipe period blood from the bathroom floor while I did a design internship making chicken fries at Burger King during high school. This line should be recycled into scraps, and marketed as single-ply toilet paper."
2.3: "The crop top look reminds me of a recent trip to the Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro, where I reached out to a street walked to purchase sex. When I got back to my hotel, it turned out that said hooker was in fact a man. However, I'll never forget the ethnic flair in her clothes, and the size of his penis, which leaves us wanting more from Cosentino's thrift store looks."
1.2: Bethany Cosentino claims that her collection was influenced by the 1990s, Clueless, and Stevie Nicks. It seems as though Cosentino is the clueless one, making a Hocus Pocus witch cape and trying to say it is reminiscent of Stevie Nicks Rumors-era. Right now, Stevie Nicks is rolling over in her grave. In fashion, one day you are in, and the next day you are out. It seems as though Best Coast was never even in attendance.
0.0: Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was crucified. He eventually rose again after suffering, dying, and being buried. We will never know how heavy the cross He carried exactly was, though some historians claim it must have been upwards of 70 lbs, depending on the wood. However, all we can say is that the cross on this young model's neck carries more inherent shame and remorse than the cross which Jesus carried to his death. UGH. And those pockets! What are they 4?
Was P4k 'too hard' on Bethany Cosentino?
Should they just let alt tweens dress how they wanna dress?
R u excited abt seeing lamestreamers dress like Bethany?
Do u want to buy the Bobb Bruno Chill AZN Bro fashion line?
What do u think of her looks?
Bethany Cosentino is desperate for mainstream fame. Best Coast is doing her best to try to become 'the next Zooey Deschanel', even though she still has a trashy C-list alt celeb BF in WAVVES. Her next album is going to be all about converting mainstream tweens to her fem-wave alt rock crappy grunge sound, appealing to the Hello Giggles and Rookie Mag markets. Not sure if the album is going to be 'huge' or 'completely tank,' but it seems clear that indie critics are getting ready to 'pan' it, and larger content farms will be ready to blindly 'hype' her just to get a few hits, in case she does something controversial.
Anyways, she tweeted that she has a new clothing line for Urban Outfitters called "Bethany Cosentino", which makes sense because she usually looks like she threw on some over-priced thrift store garbage outfit. I guess that's what fuzzy buzzy tweens want to look like. I have no idea if this picture is even 'real', or if it is just some random ass broad in a Bethany Cosentino outfit.
Do u think her clothes come pre-coated with cat hair and day-old dank smell?
There's something refreshing about Bethany's personality on Twitter to lamestreamers, because she always takes on the 'OMG! This is crazy! Such big thangs poppin for Lil Ole Me! I'm livin my dream!' Bethany Cosentino is already rumored to drive a high priced Mercedes.
Only time will tell if Best Coast will be able to 'go mainstream', but more importantly, is the AZN BRO in her band getting a cut of fashion sales, or is she trying to monetize without him?
Do u <3 or h8 Best Coast?
R u gonna buy her clothes?
R u excited 2 see lamestream wannabe alt suburban tweens dressing like ur favorite indie cat lady?
Is Bethany Cosentino a 'fashion icon' or a 'fashion wannabe'?
Do u shop at Urby, or do their clothes always end up falling apart?
Is Bethany Cosentino 'a mainstreamer' who gets covered by indie blogs?
Can she build enough 'backlash' to 'go LDR', or will no1 even care abt her?
Bethany Cosentino is Best Coast. She recently kicked out the drummer Ali Koehler, then went on this whole thing like "YALL Best Coast has always been me and Bobb", so now, in order to look like a good person, she has to keep pretending that she actually cares abt any1 other than herself, even though the AZN guy Bobb Bruno is rumored to do most of her songwriting, so maybe she sorta has to 'throw him a bone' every now and then to make him feel like he is 'involved' in the group, instead of just 'using' some broad's voice over his lofi fuzzbuzz 1990s alt rock jams.
Must be a tough existence 4 Bobb Bruno, but I guess without Bethany, he might be flippin burgers at In-N-Out. U gotta give him props for 'putting up with her' in such a chill way, but I'm sure his chill AZN vibes get harshed out to where he's like "Yo I gotta go vibe on the ganj, roll some molly, and pound some shots" while he's vibing in the tour van with her.
Anyways, they are on some magazine, and Bethany 'threw Bobb a bone, letting him share the spotlight,' even though if it was a real magazine, some editor would be like 'We only want Bethany and not the AZN guy.' There's also a dumb interview, not worth reading. Here is a dumb parts that will make u wish we didn't care abt 'getting 2 know bands'.
CDM: If Snacks the Cat found out that he was actually a long-lost King of a Cat Kingdom, what kind of royalty do you think he'd be and what would his realm be like?
BOBB: He'd be a good ruler.
BETHANY: He'd be very passive, he doesn't really care very much about anything. It would probably just have a lot of food and surfaces that he could scratch on and lots of strings that he could swat around. He would probably just tell everyone to sleep all the time.
Did u know that Best Coast loves wearing sexy panties?
U gotta give he props for digging fancy underwear. It seems like now, every time u go to a Best Coast show, u'll have to ask urself, "What kind of fancy underwear is she sporting?" But I guess most bros already do that, even if they aren't watching a relevant alt celebrity.
Do u <3 or h8 Best Coast?
Is Bethany letting Bobb Bruno share the spotlight bc she 'feels bad'?
Do u think he truly vibes 2 her, or is he 'staying together for the buzz'?
Will Bethany go back to 'hogging the spotlight' when there are more major magazine covers?
Is Best Coast's album gonna tank?
Is AZN bro TOO chill?
What kind of panties do u think ur fave female alt celebrity wears?
Just last night, Bethany Cosentino, Best Coast frontwoman tweeted this picture of Snacks the Cat riding in a car. We cannot confirm that she is the owner of the car, but we'd have to assume that she is driving the car, taking Snacks 2 Target, leaving him in the car while she goes in to shop. Anyways, while we will always #pray4snacks, EVERY1 wants to know what kind of car she drives!
Do yall know? The person who identifies it will get a PRIZE from the I Am Carles store!
It looks like there is some fancy rancy on-screen display, some numbers where you can dial a telephone number, and potentially dual-climate control. U have to wonder if Bethany is ROLLING IN THE BUZZBUCKS after signing a MAJOR LABEL record deal with Capitol Records.
Do u know what kind of car she has?
Can u identify it?
Are buzzbands becoming 'rich as hell'?
R u jealous that Best Coast gets to drive a fully loaded car with GPS, satellite radio, a steering wheel heating system, and a massaging driver's side chair?
Plz guess / explain in the comments.
Pitchfork cyberbullies & slutshames Best Coast, calls her an 'inauthentic two-timing sell out panderer'By Carles on 08 Feb 2012
Best Coast was 'hand picked' to play some festival that Metallica curated. 'Who cares?' Well, Pitchfork came up with a GREAT angle to make it interesting. Recently, Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino tweeted that Metallica TOTALLY EFFING SUCKED [via that crappy album that every1 said sucked, "Lulu".
Haha, remember when Bethany Cosentino called the Metallica/Lou Reed album "the worst thing I've ever heard"? That apparently didn't stop Metallica from hand-selecting Best Coast for their new Atlantic City festival, Orion Music & More.
It seems as if they 'went out of their way' to #slutshame and #cyberbully Best Coast, letting her know that she is a PHONEY, LIAR, TWO-TIMER, and a SELL OUT by accepting a spot in the Metallica Fest. I would expect this type of treatment from HIPSTER RUNOFF, but it seems clear that TABLOID JOURNALISM is the future of the blogosphere.
Best Coast had to TWEET an APOLOGY to 'CLEAR THE AIR', asking 'OMG WHY DO U H8RZ CARE? WORRY ABT UR OWN GODDAMN LIFE U EFFING LOSERS WHO WRITE THINGS ON THE INTERNET?'
It seems clear that Best Coast's new album will 'get panned' by Pitchfork, and the Corrupt Indie Machine might be taking a universal stance against her, basically saying 'Dis Bitch Be Dumb. Her music is dumb' Say what you will about her Twitter brand, but at the end of the day, she does speak to a tween generation of female fuzzybuzziers. NO ONE knows how her album will perform on the charts, but 2k12 is truly a PRESSURE COOKER 4 her, as she must become more than just a 'blog darling' to be able to one day own property instead of renting. It seems clear that CRITICS like Pitchfork Media are lining up AGAINST her.
Best Coast went on to tweet this mssg abt cyberbullying websites:
at the end of the day, i love this job because i get to encourage people. hate is always going to exist, but don't let it stand in yr way xB
Is Best Coast a 'liar' and a 'panderer'?
Will she 'fit in' at Metallica fest?
Should she have declined this invite?
Will she be 'booed off stage' by scary men?
Does she only care abt mnstrm fame, bronoodling with Drew Barrymore?
Is Best Coast 'doomed' or can she inspire Lana Del Rey levels of backlash, and cruise them to fame and mad album sales?
Does she need to 'commit herself to the craft' and get cosmetic surgery like LDR?
Are blogs 'turning' on Best Coast now that she is going to 'try to go mnstrm' on her next album cycle?
Is the Corrupt Indie Machine DONE with Bethany?
R u tired of the cyberbullying and slutshaming?
If critics want to make sure an album doesn't perform well, should they 'pan' it and dehumanize the artist, or just 'ignore' it?
Can we title Best Coast's upcoming album cycle EVERY ONE HATES BETHANY?
#pray4snacks: He is the true victim in all of this
Bethany BB! U've got it all! Fuzzy buzzy lofi pop grunge 90s femwave songs, an AMAZING bf, a KEUT KITTIE KAT, but most importantly, u LOOK GOOD, bb!
At last weekend's Laneway Big Day Out Tasmanian Devil Kangaroo Indie festival, somewhere in Australia, Bethany Cosentino was spotted showing a LIL BIT of mid-drift. Fortunately for Nathan Williams, Cosentino chose to cover up, not showcasing her bod to random indie fan bros. Nonetheless, it is clear that Bethany has her eyes on becoming a 2k12 FASHION ICON.
The truth is, in the post-LanaDelRey era, the PRESSURE IS ON Bethany to 'sell mad albums' just like Lana. However, we don't know where her indie buzz will take her, or if she will have to adopt a DelReyian strategy of singing like a dying fraggle. Only time will tell us how Bethany will do in 2k12... but one thing's for sure... Bethany's ALREADY watching her BF play video games. Will she be able to capture the same spirit that LDR did?
Does Bethany look good, bb?
Can she out-perform LDR?
Can she out-buzz LDR?
Will her new songs 'effing suck' or 'rock ur socks off'?
Can she brand herself as a symbol of hope to cyberbullied tween girls who 'stands up 4 women'?
Is this a make-or-break year for BestyCoastyy?
R u on #TeamBethenny [via Frankel] [via Skinnie Girl Margies]?
In a recent tweet spree, the buzz artist Best Coast was talking about how she was listening to her new album, and it was s000oo0o0o awesome and she TOTESALLY cannot wait 4 YALL 2 hear it bc she worked so hard on it and she is s00oo0o proud. This is a natural feeling for any artist when they complete an album, however, Best Coast took her hype tweeting to the next level, comparing her own band to the legendary rockers Fleetwood Mac. Bethany even claimed that she was a younger, hotter, fresher version of Stevie Nicks.
She went on to compare Bobb Bruno to Lindsay Buckingham, but made it clear, "I would NEVER date u... but thanks 4 writing all my songs u genius AZN man!"
U have to begin to wonder what the new Best Coast album is gonna be all about... Will she stick to the fuzz buzz? Will she move into crappy 1990s female alt rock core? Or are her songs going to be crafted 'for the radio' so she can go mainstream, get rich, and upgrade 2 a sweet house in a 'richer' part of Los Angeles, leaving behind her cat+dank smelling apartment that she shares with WAVVES? Recently, she kicked out former alt drummer Ali Koehler and replaced her with an uncool middle aged man.
Did she cross the line by comparing herself to Stevie Nicks?
Does she think her band is better than Fleetwood Mac?
Are critics gonna 'pan' this album?
When will the new best coast album come out?
Is this album gonna 'tank' or be an 'album of the year' contender?
Will Best Coast win a Grammy 4 'Best New Cat Lady' even though she's been a cat lady for years?
Photo via tumblr
Best Coast played some sponsored event for Microsoft last night, and basically 'who cares'... except one member of the band Best Coast was missing. Former drummer Ali Koehler was missing. In her place was some other random dude who doesn't even look alt. Reportedly, there was also a 'fourth member' of the band who was some random studio musician bro.
Ali Koehler used to be branded as a member of the band, but now she has been left out in the buzz cold.
Koehler once made noise when she pulled off a famous buzzband switch from Vivian Girls to Best Coast. In fact, she once feuded with HIPSTER RUNOFF for his 'cyberbullying-style coverage' of Best Coast [link]. However, Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and her work mule Bobb Bruno have been recording a new album that will be directed towards She & Him-level mainstreamers who 'totally love indie.' It seems like they have either departed with Koehler because she did not fit the image of the band, or perhaps they didn't.
Ali Koehler could not be reached for comment.
Is Bethany Cosentino a ruthless buzzband leader who will stop at nothing to go mainstream, even if it means ditching ur buzzband members?
Is the axing of Ali Koehler leave another covered-up trail of blood on Bethany's rise to mindie fame?
Was Ali 'unfairly terminated'?
Why did Ali Koehler 'get axed'?
Should buzzband auxiliary members know that their job can be terminated at any point 4 any reason?
Does this new bro seem 'totally chill'?
Does his lamestream personal brand match the Best Coast band brand?
Is Best Coast about to have a MAJOR 2k12?
RECAP: Alt Celebrity Halloween Costumes [from Best Coast 2 Skrillex 2 Kickball Katy 2 Chrissy Owens]By Carles on 01 Nov 2011
Were u wondering what ur favourite alt celebs were 4 Halloween?
Sorta wish I coulda gone to a relevant Halloween Partie where I saw tons of alt celebs, DJs, and CEOs of buzzbands :-(
At least I can look at pix of them on the internet and pretend they are my friends and pretend we went out and had fun and ate candy. :-)
Pitchfork PANS new WAVVES EP, mentions HIPSTER RUNOFF as biggest Best Coast+WAVVES hater in the reviewBy Carles on 19 Sep 2011
Nathan Williams is WAVVES, who recently 'tried to go mainstream' by debuting his EP's new mp3 on mtv.com and attending the VMAs. Bad move by him, because it seems like now he has 'totally lost the respect' of the authentic criticismsphere. Pitchfork 'panned the eff' out of him, basically saying he was 'immature' and incapable of evolving, but that's his gimmick, so I guess we have to decide if he is still worth buzzing even though one of the required indie gimmicks for any buzzband's career is the guise of 'evolution.'
Is Pitchfork 'effing done' with WVVS?
Great backhanded slam:
Williams treats the inaugural release on his Ghost Ramp label like a 24-year old's first apartment: Maybe you'd only want to spend 15 minutes tops in this ramshackle mess, but hey, he's enjoying his freedom.
"this lil ass hole is never really gonna do anything for us, he has reached his ceiling."
King of the Beach was a quantum leap for Wavves, but not so much for Nathan Williams. In the context of the monochrome, fuck-all noise of Wavvves, it was easier to stomach an attitude that hovered somewhere between high, hungover, and hateful. What pissed off a lot of people was the way he could broaden his sonic palette and galvanize his songwriting without even the slightest attitude adjustment: The world would have to start taking him seriously, and it was abundantly clear he had no plans to return the favor.
This dude's time is over. He already peaked. Not gonna deliver anything original ever again. His gimmick is established. Boring. Look for his next album to be MAJORLY panned.
Still, with an LP supposedly on its way by the end of the year, you don't have to wonder quite yet if using the brat factor as something of a crutch means that he already reached his ceiling and King of the Beach is the record he was put on this earth to make....
Unsurprisingly, the track that gets him out of the artistic cul-de-sac is by far the best thing here: Crazy for You and King of the Beach coyly flirted with addressing the real-life relationship of its creators, and Williams' collaboration with Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino on "Nodding Off" doesn't get much into detail either. Still, it threatens to make even the most jaded Hipster Runoff devotee actually root for them: think Best Coast with more power, Wavves with more pop, or just a more reckless, less cerebral New Pornographers.
Some days I worry that I am 0% relevant. When u r mentioned as a MAJOR FORCE in indie [via Pitchfork review namedrop], then u know u have annoyingly willed your way to be an essential part of the indie rock discussion.
I wonder if this blog haunts them at night/if they have ever had a dream (nightmare) that involved HRO.
Is WAVVES "over"?
Is his gimmick 'fresh' or 'stale'?
Can he go more mainstreamier?
Do u think Nathan WIlliams and Bethersny will publicly breakup for their next album cycle's buzz?
Did Pitchfork 'nail it'?
Will Best Coast and WAVVES both see MASSIVE DROPS in scoring on their upcoming LPs?