See Best Coast Cover Fleetwood Mac's 'Rhiannon' Live

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino
Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino
Marc Hogan

Current SPIN cover girl Bethany Cosentino isn't Stevie Nicks. But the two share both a Southern California point of view and a gift for forcefully, distinctively expressing beach-bummed heartbreak. Best Coast, Cosentino's band with multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno, recently highlighted the differences and similarities between her and the unparalleled Fleetwood Mac singer with a strummy, stripped-back cover of Tusk's lovelorn "Storms." Where that rendition emphasized Best Coast's lo-fi roots while finding commonality in a clear-eyed depiction of melancholy, the band's latest Fleetwood Mac-Nicks cover leans toward '60s Brill Building pop and '90s indie-pop. Best Coast's lilting, piano-oriented take on "Rhiannon," a classic from Fleetwood Mac's 1975 self-titled album, is set to appear on the upcoming Mac tribute compilation Just Tell Me That You Want Me, due out on August 14 via Hear Music/Concord. Here, see Cosentino and Bruno perform their disarmingly frank take live in a Sirius XM studio (the performance aired on SiriusXMU). Bruno is wearing a Scorpions T-shirt. Piano-pop you like a hurricane:

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