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?
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.
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 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?
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.
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?
Bethany BB! Ur lookin good!
After the disaster that is Lana Del Rey, I feel kinda bad... The truth is that U R YOU, which is why ur popular, and ppl LOVE U. Even if ur gonna go tweenstream on ur album, u didn't get plastic surgery and collagen injections in ur lips. I can respect that, bb.
Lana Del Rey is a FRAUD and should be banned from the blogosphere. On the other hand, Bethany is just bein' Bethany, for better or 4 worse... Even if ur really annoying and overshare and u've abandoned ur anonymous lofi roots in search of sponsored experiences and the bronoodling arms of Drew Barrymore. Honestly Beths, I just want u 2 be happy. I want u 2 BELIEVE and ACHIEVE.
Bethany BB! I <3 <3 <3 u so much 2day. Tonight we're going out for gourmet gluten free cuisine, stopping by ur fave gluten-free bakery, picking up a 12 pack of Bud Light, and we are CELEBRATING YOU, hunnie. I'll let u hold the remote... It's YOUR NIGHT 2nite <3
Drew Barrymore is doing everything that she can to be 'indie.' She dated a Stroke, then dated Tom Green when he was a respected alt comedian, then dated the "i'm a Mac" guy, now she directed the music video for the 100 buzz year old song "Our Deal" by Best Coast. In this video, Bethany Cosentino and Drew Barrymore basically talk about how they are GREAT FRIENDS [via bffs] and how they vibe sooo hard artistically, and how they basically finish eachother's sentences. They both actually kinda look the same, which is indicative of how Best Coast is trying to 'go mainstream' and Drew Barrymore is 'trying to be alt', so they both just look kinda boutique alt fashiony.
Seems like they are TOTALLY bffs, and Drew will go over to Bethany's apartment, sit on the pizza & Bud Light stained couch, and they will smoke dank and lose hours & hours every day watching reality tv.
Here is some lamestream writeup abt the video concept (sponsored by MTV):
We've all been there -- the guy you're interested in plays a REALLY hot wolf on MTV's "Teen Wolf" and then plays a REALLY hot retro greaser in a "Supervideo" full of other famous people in rival gangs. Well, you probably haven't been there, now that I think about it. But that's exactly what happens in MTV's new "Supervideo," set to the Best Coast's "Our Deal," directed by Drew Barrymore.
Tyler Posey, who you certainly know from "Teen Wolf" and from being INSANELY good looking, plays a brooding gang member who catches the eye of actress Chloë Moretz (Kick-Ass, Let Me In). The chemistry is palpable, and so is the tension rising between the Day Trotters and the Night Creepers, both era-less teenage gangs that include other celebrities you're not used to seeing as gang members -- Miranda Cosgrove, Donald Glover, Shailene Woodley and Alia Shawkat.
s00 many celebz!
Here is some 'teaser' preview of the video which 'debuts' tomorrow on MTV.com. I don't think that really means anything, except that blogs will have 2 use the MTV embed code for a few days until it is uploaded to youtube.
U can see Donald Glover and the iCarly broad in it. It looks really 'made for mtv2' in that maltstream kind of way that will trick the tweens into thinking it is 'trendy.'
Do u think the MTV.com 'debut' means that Best Coast is going mnstrm, or does it just mean that she will be 'the indie looking band' that they play in credits between Teen Mom and Jersey Shore episodes?
Will this video help Donald Glover 2 be taken seriously as an indie artist?
Is it time 4 Best Coast 2 drop a new album and stop memeing off her old album?
What is the best Drew Barrymore flick of all time? ET? Never Been Porked? Riding in Cars with bros?
is Drew Barrymore the next great alt music video director [via Spike Jonez]?
Are Bethany Cosentino and Drew Barrymore turning in2 one-another?
Bethany : Tom Crooze :: Drew Barrysmores : Tom Cruise
It's been a long, long buzz journey for Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino and her indie rocker BF Nathan Walliams of WAVVES. They basically 'used' their relationship to make them more famous and give them another meme to talk about 2 get more press, but I'm sure they sorta taxed their relaish and I'm sure have had a lot of arguments abt buzz problems that only they could understand. But it's good to see them sharing an intimate moment together, Bethany leaning on her man, looking keut and happy backstage in VIP at Sasquatch Music Festival.
I'm not sure why Wavvbro is wearing a YALE hoodie. Maybe he got accepted. He is cleaning up his act so that he can 'provide' 4 Betherny and their future family. I'm sure being a buzzband makes u enough money to pay rent in a 1BR apt, but at the same time, if u want to get serious and start a family, u really need 2 do more 2 make 'mad bank.' I guess YALE is a good idea, but i hope he picks a major that leads to a high-paying job. Maybe Finance, Engineering, or Asian African Anthropological Studies.
Do they look happie?
Will they last 4evr?
Will buzz tear them apart, or has it strengthened them?
Do u and ur bf/gf drink Bud Light 2gthr?
It really feels like there is a 'female renaissance' going down in the music world. Like feminist-core music 2.0 or something. Tegan and Sara stood up to Odd Future, and now Bethany Cosentino is being all like 'I support women' [via Planned Parenthood]. Apparently PP is 'not just for abortions', but is actually 4 women to go in whenever their vagine isn't feeling right. Seems like a chill hangout for girls, much like a 'tittie bar' is where bros go to talk about problems [via misogyny].
Any ways, this might be a bad career move for Best Coast. She really needs to tone it down and try to appeal to conservative Middle America, and they don't really believe in Planned Parenthood/Abortion. This will probably backfire and she won't be able to sell her next CD in Walmart. I guess there are 'liberal teens' who she is going after as fans, but she probs woulda captured that market anyways.
1 in 5 American women has been to a Planned Parenthood health center at some point in her life.
Right now, your access to reproductive health care is controlled by an extremist Congress with one agenda item:
Taking away your rights.
More importantly, Bethany might be breaking ties with MTV, since their hit show '16 and Preggers' basically discourages girls from going into Women's Clinics so that they can have babies, get a reality show, and become famous.
R u on #teamPP?
Is Best Coast making 'the right career move' by 'supporting what is right'?
Is she a good vlogger or does she need to 'adjust her audio level'?
Do tween girls <3 vlogs?
Do u hope Bethany starts vlogging more?
Do u wish she would vlog a tour of her apt, showing off her fridge + decor?
Is Planned Parenthood 'evil'?
Is Best Coast 'shooting herself in the foot' by taking a political/social stand?
Do u expect buzzbands 2 support 'causes', or do u just want them to play music and give us free MP3s?
Is abortion chill or unchill?
Please share your Planned Parenthood stories in the comments section of this post.
Bethany Cosentino, frontwoman of the hit buzzband "Best's Coast" often gets a lot of cyberbullying from fans who are mean, telling her that she is talentless, ugly, a waste of space, and basically 'the indie version of Rebecca Black.' However, Bethany looks good in this FASHION SPREAD in 'Frankie Magazine.' Have I heard of Frankie Magazine? No... but I think this is a good chance for Bethany to repair her self-image and feel beautiful again... because even though Madeline Follin and Kickball Katy leapfrogged her... Bethany still deserves 2 feel beautiful.
If anything, I blame WAVVES frontman Nathan Williams for not taking the time to make Bethany feel like a woman. He needs to do more romantic stuff. Don't treat her like your best bro... Treat her like ur girlfriend, even when she tells you she 'just wants to be bros.' You don't just get blazed and attempt to make love with a 65% erect dank peen. Take your girl out. Tell her she is beautiful. Let her know that she is safe. Let her know that NO MATTER WHAT ANY1 says, she is beautiful. Bethany... Ur beautiful [via no matter what they say].
Oh Bethany... U look good, bb...
Do u think she looks good? Is Best Coast in her physical prime? Does she look young and beautiful?
Do u <3 Bethany deep down?
Do u hope she finds an M.I.A.-style billionaire boyfriend who can take care of her so she can take risks as an artist?
Do u hope Nathan Williams makes her feel the way she deserves 2 feel?
Have u ever 'pleasured urself' to a buzzband's photo in a magazine?
Does she look good, bb?
I just saw this picture of Bethany Cosentino hanging out with Justin Bieber. Rumor has it that Bethany is appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman this week (because she already played Fallon), where Justin Bieber is the #1 guest, but I guess he is too lazy 2 perform so he let an indie band come on. But some could speculate that a fuzzy buzzy tweenwave collab jam is in the works... Or that they are possibly d8ing???
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Anyways, she must have stopped him 2 take a photo, and he was all like "Who is this tatted up lady who smells like cats and marijuana weed smoke?" Then he put his arm around her and felt up her goodies (because he is used 2 having any woman in the world that he wants).
I have nvr seen Bethany so happy... Rlly hope WAVVES bro is 'watching his back.' They seem really cuddly, like they have already done tons of 'heavy petting' above the waist [via tweens].
Will Best Coast get more tween fans after this twitpic?
Are Justin Bieber and Bethany Cosentino 'in a relationship'?
Did Bethany really meet Justin Bieber, or does she just own a cardboard cutout of him?
Do u think Bieber has heard her music?
Is Bethany a 'twitter marketing genius' or just an 'alt fameball'?
Will Bethany 'tank' on Letterman?
Will Bethany go mainstream or overground?
Santa: Hello little girl.
Bethany: Hi Santa
Santa: Have u been a good gurle this year?
Bethany: Hells yeah!
Santa: What do u want 4 xmas, qt?
Bethany: Maybe a lil bit of dank...
Santa: But I thought u were a good girl.
Bethany: It's chill. I'll just go thru my dealer 2 get some even though he makes u smoke him out and listen to Tom Petty.
Santa: Sigh.... Dealers and their goddamned Tom Petty.
Bethany: When I grow up, I want to be buzzworthy.
Santa: That's not something I can give 2 u... That's something u have 2 work 4... Something 2 earn.
Bethany: WTF do u know?
Santa: Many indie celebs before you have sat on my lap, asking for the same thing.
Bethany: What do u tell them?
Santa: Buzzworthiness = preparation + opportunity
Bethany: I thought preparation + opportunity = luck
Santa: Well, it just depends on how u define buzzworthiness.
Bethany: Ur saying buzzworthiness isn't abt talent, hard work, and blood, sweat, or tears?
Santa: Buzzworthiness is abt all of that, sweet child.
Bethany: Just wanna dank out.
Santa: This Christmas, I will bring u a vintage fuzzy buzzy guitar.
Bethany: Kitty cats dank boys fuzzbuzz
Santa: Tickle Me Elmo
Bethany: See u at the North Pole, bitches!
Santa: I am an old man who is seasonally employed. I don't know anything. I shouldn't be allowed near children. I don't even know what a buzzband is. I am going 2 eat Chic-Fil-A and get drunk after my shift is ovr. Goodnite world.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM BESTYCOASTYBETHANIE & MALL SANTA BRO.
Snacks the Cat Girl and Snacks the Cat Girl 2.0 are 2 QTs who dressed up like Snacks the Cat, and just wanted to prove that they <3 Best Coast's brand, her music, and her lovable cat Snacks. However, Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino recently 'lashed out' at these 2 fans, claiming that they are weirdos/freaks/creeps.
The original tweet has been deleted, but it was screenshotted in the popular twitter app TweetDeck.
Bethany says "wtf is Snacks the Cat girl and why are there 2 of them and why r people so freaky?'
How could u h8 this gorgeous face?
C'mon. They're just fans.
They just <3 Snackies.
Go easy on them. They're teenagers. They're still in high school.
They're not creepy. They're not freaks.
They're good people.
Shame on you. Shame on you.
You've become what u h8--a cyber bully. [link]
She's just a fan... No need 2 h8 her...
Is Bethany 'unchill' for h8ing her fans?
Do u think she is mean 2 these 2 cute lil girls?
Is there anything wrong with 'being a fan' or can u go 'too far'?
Do u think this hatred is directed at Carles and the blog HIPSTER RUNOFF because of their pre-existing 'bad blood' from the time Bethany told HRO to 'eat a dick'? [link]
Best Coast is the lead singer of the band Best Coast. Unfortunately, she didn't 'twitpic' her Halloween Costume around the actual Hollawean Holiday, so now we have to 'scramble' to build a time machine 2 help ppl try to get back in the Halloween Spirit. Anyways, it looks like she dressed as Snacks the Cat, and Bobb Bruno dressed as 'Hook, the abusive pirate.'
Team Snacks the Cat Girl?
Or Snacks the Cat Girl?
Bethany Dressed as a 'jock' / teen wolf?
Or Snacks the cat Girl?
Who was a better 'Snacks'?
Do yall <3 Bethany?
Does Best Coast need to 'step it up' and tweet her actual costume on Halloween?
Do yall miss Snacks the Cat Girl? [link]
Who would Snacks rather have as its owner?
Do yall miss Halloween costume memes?
Do u wear a costume every day? [via trapped in society]
Should Bethany get a cat face tattoo on her face / go 2 a plastic surgeon 2 morph in2 a kitty kat?
Little Known Buzzband Fact: Best Coast isn't actually a 1 woman band who plays a guitar on stage. She has a band, and the guitarist/bass player is some AZN bro named Bobb Bruno. I was just vibing out to Best Coast's blog where she posts personal stories, pix, and retro content, and I noticed a pic where she is 'feeding' her guitar bro some 'weed.'
Seems like they bought a mini-pipe 'one-hitter' for the road so they aren't busted with tons of pipes/bongs/pounds of weed while driving thru the Bible Belt. Wonder if Beth is probs all 'hurry up and hit it', like "I pay the effing bills, so I get the majority of the tour dank fund." AZN bro seems chill, like most AZN bros do, just vibing out, hitting the pipe, lovin life in a chill way [via Buddah=God Theory]. Really seems unchill that Bethany is 'stealing his weed.'
Just wanna be in a buzzband, have fun 2gthr. Seems like it is a 'corporate culture' that must stay healthy as u drive around the country in a minivan. Instead of actually talking about issues and our personal relationships, we can just get 'mad high' and escape into another world where everything is okay. There are no problems. There is no pain. There is just dank. We will identify with blazed ass nostalgic feelings from youth.
Did yall know there was another bro in Best Coast?
Do u think he is the main songwriterr?
Does he seem chill, or is he evil cuz he's on #TeamBethany?
Do u think WAVVES is chill with Bobb Bruno or do u think WAVV + BEST are in an 'open relationship' on the road?
If u were in a buzzband, would u 'get high' all the time because it would be so boring 2 drive everywhere in a minivan with ppl ur were so tired of being around?
Is Bobb Bruno the Timbaland of Best Coast?
I am a relatively new buzzband fan, so I am not 'up to date' with the history of buzzbands. From what I understand, most relevant buzzband members were in 'sound projects' that they are probably now ashamed of before they finally found a marketable sound. Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino was in some band called Pocahaunted b4 she started Best Coast. apparently Pocahaunted 'just called it quits' on being an indie band. U have to speculate that the band members were frustrated that they couldn't be as successful/buzzworthy/famous/well-monetized as Best Coast.
Do u think Pocahaunted quit because they were disenfranchised by the hypeballing of the Best Coast sound project?
Is it Bethanie's fault that Pocahaunted 'broke up'/'quit'?
In four active years, the band created by Amanda Brown and Bethany Cosentino seemed poised for great things but always lied just on the edge of indie-breakthrough act. Then, Cosentino left the group and formed Best Coast, which I hear is making some waves on the scene. But Brown continued on with touring and recording, creating some respectable music and earning a devoted following along the way. But, as announced on the band’s MySpace, the journey has ended and Brown has decided to hang-up the moniker and start anew.
Do u think Bethany shoulda tried harder 2 make her old buzzband work, or is this just part of the buzzband lifecycle?
Here is some music video of when Bethany Cosentino was 'still in' Pocahaunted. I think this video sorta shows off Bethany's early experimentation with drugs/marijuana, going for the whole art/tribal vibe.
Remember when dual-girl cutesy indie bands were 'popular'? Not sure if they still exist, or if Tegan & Sara ruined it 4 every 1.
Think this is 'recent footage' of the band Pocahaunted. They seem to just be 3 alt broads dressing up like Neon Indians. Maybe it is a good thing they died.
Might be more like Neon Nells [via the Jodie Foster movie about the woman who grew up in the wilderness and invented her own language]
Should u only be in 1 band ur whole life, or is 'experimentation' with sounds always a good thing?
R u sad when buzzbands die?
Is it great to hear about buzzbands for the first time when they die?
Was Pocahaunted any good?
Do u wish Best Coast had tried harder to make Pocahaunted work, inviting the AZN bro and that Vivian girl in2 their band?
Did Best Coast make 'the right career move' ditching this 'poor man's Gang Gang Dance' band?
Why do buzzbands succeed/fail? Is it because of a talent, marketability, or a random set of circumstances in the blogosphere?
Should AnCo just invite a Pocahaunted broad in2 their band to 'go to war' with the buzzy fuzzy beach dank sound?
Should I just start a buzzband & brand myself around a cat, weed, and California?
Recently, the fuzzy buzzy buzzband Best Coast 'lashed out' at the popular weblog HIPSTER RUNOFF, telling the blog to 'eat a dick.' [link] Many assumed that the 'fight was over', but things seem to have 'severely escalated' now that Best Coast drummer Alexandria Koehler has accused the HRO readership and commenting community of 'acquiring carpal tunnel syndrome' from having too much 'time on their hands.'
Alexandria Koehler is the former drummer of the buzzband Vivian Girls. It seems like Best Coast has a larger commercial opportunity + possibly 'makes better music', so she defected from the former buzzband to the new hit summer buzzband. While the ALT REPORT credits her for making a wise career move, many purists of the beach fuzz genre think she should have 'pledged loyalty to her former band', similar to the situation with LeBron James in Cleveland.
Does n e 1 know if Best Coast is just 1 girl, or an entire band? Confused.
Just want to listen to their music and vibe out instead of thinking about how they h8 me.
It seems difficult to decipher Best Coast's slander of HIPSTER RUNOFF's readers + commenters.
Carpal Tunnel seems to be some sort of 'syndrome' /'nerve disorder' that u acquire from performing a repetitive motion. Not sure if she meant that HRO readers were mouse clickers and/or 'losers who type comments out on the internet' 2 much. Or maybe she meant that they spent all day stroking their erect shafts, losers living at home with their parents, masturbating all day as they listened to buzzbands and watched hardcore pornography.
Do yall know what she meant?
Is the Best Coast album the 'summer album' of 2k10?
Are yall sad that Best Coast h8s HIPSTER RUNOFF?
Should Carles of HIPSTER RUNOFF 'extend an olive branch', taking 'the high road' in this blog fight?
Do u wish we could just ride chillwaves again?
Is the fuzzy buzzy genre getting out of hand?
Is the blogosphere about 2 die?
Is WAVVES chill with HIPSTER RUNOFF?
Do u have carpal tunnel syndrome?
Best Coast is a popular buzzband getting 'tons of buzz' from some of the biggest indie mp3 blogs on the internet. HIPSTER RUNOFF is an in-depth music blog, meme aggregator, and a buzzband news source + analysis mecca.
It seems like Best Coast 'hates' HIPSTER RUNOFF, tweeting that the popular blog can 'go eat a dick.' She had the option to say HRO could 'suck a dick', or even 'take a cock up its ass', but 'eating a dick' was a passionate hate message that she wanted the entire blogosphere and twittersphere to hear.
WAVVES could not be reached for comment.
Does Best Coast h8 being blogged about on HIPSTER RUNOFF?
Has HIPSTER RUNOFF been 'harsh' on Best Coast?
Are buzzbands angry when HIPSTER RUNOFF blogs about them?
Does Best Coast h8 all blogs, or just HIPSTER RUNOFF?
Is Best Coast pissed at HIPSTER RUNOFF for blogging about her everytime she twitpics bags of dank?
Do u think WAVVES and BEST COAST get blazed and talk about how unchill HIPSTER RUNOFF is?
Is HIPSTER RUNOFF 'a fucking sleazy ass shitty blog site'?
Is HIPSTER RUNOFF bad 4 the blogosphere?
Why do u think Best Coast h8s HIPSTER RUNOFF?
No official response has been made from the @HIPSTERRUNOFF twitter [link]
Converse and other brands with huge marketing budgets doing the thing where they hire bloggable artists, then get them to make some MP3, then the brand gets to 'release the MP3' in order to get blog buzz from bloggy woggies. Not sure what to call these things, maybe just 'brand record labels.' I guess the concept is that if I 'like these artists', I will like their brand or something.
Converse threw 'mad bank' at Kid Cudi, Bethany Consentino of Best Coast, and Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend. Not sure who Kid Cudi is, but I think he is a 'modern blipster rapper.' Best Coast is probably supposed to appeal to indie females and blogbuzzbros. The Vampire Weekend bro is probably supposed to appeal to 'mainstreamers', mindie bros, and the homosexual community.
They threw down a sweet collab, and I guess the goal is to create the perfect 'genre transcending' mp3, one of the great mp3s in the history of the world.
Is this song 'any good' or is it just a buzzband pupu platter of an mp3?
Do we live in an era where fans are 'genuinely excited' about these types of collaborations sponsored by brands?
Do u resent bands for taking 'mad bank' from brands, or are u relieved that they are getting paid?
Which member of this collab deserved 2 get paid the most: Rostam bro or Kid Cooties?
I remember the last edition of this Converse gimmick with Julian Casablancas, Santogold, and Pharrell. Not sure if they released an 'iconic mp3' or if it was just a good lil ditty to put in a Converse commercial.
It seems like there always has to be 1 white man, 1 black man, and 1 female (race optional) in order to appeal to a wide set of demographics/get covered on a multitude of blogs.
Did this mp3 'kill it'?
Should Converse try to create a 'good mp3' instead of just doing pupu platters?
Does Converse need to advertise, or will people always just buy their shoes?
Do fans take these types of brand-released MP3s seriously?
Do u think Best Coast was difficult 2 work with because she was so blazed?
Should Vampire Weekend hire Best Coast to join their band for their next album to sell 2x as many records to female demographics?
Did Ezra Koenig 'demand 2 much money' to be a part of this collab?
R u sooo tired of brand record labels [via Mountain Dew, Levi's, etc]?
Do marketers need to come up with a 'new gimmick' 2 get us excited?
Are blogs 'slaves' to certain artists, required 2 blog about them no matter what?
Would Pitchfork 'best new music' this shit, or would they just make it a 'passing blog bit'?
Most of Best Coast (aka Bethany Cosentino)'s songs are about the beach, weed, waves, or Wavves, her boyfriend. This new song is called "Boyfriend", and we can only assume that it was written about her boyfriend and how much she depends upon her 'man.'
After WAVVES's song "Post-Acid" [link], we have to start to wonder about how limited their song writing abilities are. We understand they are in love, and have a perfect buzzband life together, but at some point they gotta 'branch out' and write songs about other stuff, sorta like how AnCo can write about weirdo stuff, then they can write about taking care of their families. Bruce Springsteen can write anthems of the common man. The Arcade Fire write suburban anthems about childhood. Other buzzbands can write songs about "Deadbeat Summers" and "Feeling it All around", with various bleepy bloop musical stylings.
Wish I coulda chilled with them before they were alt stars.
Feel like the song "Boyfriend" really puts me into the mindset of an insecure girl who just wants a boyfriend. Glad Best Coast found her dream man. However, I feel like Best Coast and WAVVES should probably break up just to get more press for their next album cycle.
Do yall like this song?
Is "Boyfriend" too literal?
Do u think she played this song for WAVVES the first time, and he kinda cried, then they went out 4 burritos?
Do yall respect Best Coast for accepting the fact that she is 'nothing' without a boyfriend to enable her 2 have a bloggable identity?
Will Best Coast's album be more well-liked than WAVVES's album? Is it because she is a woman, and the blogosphere is made up of jealous bros who would love to date a hot buzzband girl?
Do u wish Wavves was her boyfriend?
Do yall wish they would sing about more different-er stuff, or do u like the simplicity of their California style lives'?
If I move to California, will my life be perfect?
If I learn to California, will my fuzzy buzzy sound project 'take off'?
Are yall jealous of their relationship?