The Liberation of Best Coast: An Interview with Bethany Cosentino

The Liberation of Best Coast: An Interview with Bethany Cosentino

By Colin Fitzgerald

The singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Best Coast discusses the influences behind their new album California Nights, the double-edged sword of success, and the band's constantly evolving legacy. 5 May 2015 // 2:20 AM

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