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Best Coast on World Cafe | August 10, 2012

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Best Coast is known for simple, beachy pop songs, but the L.A. duo's new album The Only Place steps up the production quality significantly. Singer Bethany Cosentino and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno are driven by shared appreciation: Crazy For You and the new record both showcase the pair's infectious love of California.

The band's profile rose significantly between those two albums, as Cosentino designed her own line for Urban Outfitters and collaborated with Iggy Pop in a song called "Let's Boot and Rally" for the HBO show True Blood. Here, Best Coast joins World Cafe host David Dye to talk about success and play four songs from The Only Place. (link)


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Joan Osborne "Right Hand Man" Relish
Jukebox the Ghost "Somebody" Safe Travels
Grant Lee Phillips "Lily-a-Passion" Virginia Creeper
Guster "Amsterdam" Keep it Together
((Best Coast "Last Year" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Best Coast "The Only Place" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Best Coast "No One Like You" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Best Coast "Let’s Go Home" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Best Coast "Last Year" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Best Coast "The Only Place" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Terence Trent D’Arby "Wishing Well" Introducing the Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby
The Heavy "What Makes a Good Man" The Glorious Dead
Glen Hansard "Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting" Rhythm and Repose
Bob Dylan "Absolutely Sweet Marie" Blonde on Blonde
((He’s My Brother She’s My Sister "Coattails" Escape Tonight))


Fairport Convention "Come All Ye" Liege & Lief
St. Vincent & David Byrne "Who" Love this Giant
Antibalas "Dirty Money" Antibalas
((The Budos Band "Up From the South" The Budos Band))
Beach House "Lazuli" Bloom
King Crimson "Matte Kudasai" Discipline
Polica "Wandering Star" Give You the Ghost
Bjork "Human Behavior" Debut
((Dawn Landes "All Dressed in White" Sweet Heart Rodeo))
JD McPherson "Fire Bug" Signs & Signifiers
Nick Lowe "I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock ‘n’ Roll" Basher: The Best of Nick Lowe
Gary Clark Jr "Bright Lights" Bright Lights EP
Megan Reilly "Throw it Out" The Well
Andrew Bird "Fits and Dizzy Spells" Noble Beast
((Stephaniesid "Mission from God" Warm People))