Best Coast is an American indie rock band based in Los Angeles, California, and is often categorized under the subgenres of garage rock, surf pop, and lo-fi. The band currently consists of Bethany Cosentino, who writes all of the band's songs and fronts the group, and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno. The band typically performs as either a three-piece or a four-piece live in order to fill in the vacant bassist/drummer positions, and currently plays with Ali Koehler (previously of Vivian Girls) on drums. Their single "Boyfriend" was included on a the list of best new tracks by Pitchfork Media.
The band is recognizable for their fuzzy, low-fidelity sound in the vein of surf rock.Thurston Moore and Bill Murray are known fans of the group.
The band signed to the labels Mexican Summer (US) and Wichita Records (Europe), who released debut album Crazy For You in July 2010. Prior to this the band released a number of 7" singles on smaller independent labels, including Make You Mine on Group Tightener and Something In The Way on Dean Allen Spunt's (of No Age) Post Present Medium label. The band made a decision not to include material from these releases on their debut album.
The band recently released a music video for their single "When I'm With You."