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June 10, 2011 …
June 2, 2011 This week: Bethany Cosentino, singer-guitarist for Los Angeles surf-pop outfit Best Coast, whose debut Crazy For You was named one of SPIN's Best Albums of 2010. Best Coast will play select dates this summer, including San Francisco's Outside Lands Fest.
FAVORITE SONG: "'Don't Worry Baby' by the Beach Boys. A more classic song could not exist. …
May 23, 2011
On her follow-up to 2009's breakout debut Lungs, Florence + the Machine's Florence Welch may be going in a spookier direction: the British pop star says her new songs are inspired by ghosts and her late grandmother. "A lot of the songs on the new album are about imaginary things," she says. "Things you can't touch: ghosts and rumors, my dead grandmother, things visiting you in a dream... …
February 11, 2011 Anna Faris, costar of this month's Take Me Home Tonight, on the soundtrack to her life.
Name a song that you've listened to in the past 24 hours?Best Coast's "Boyfriend." Isn't [Bethany Cosentino] supposed to be the coolest person in the world right now?
What's the first album you bought with your own money?Whitney Houston. My first concert was supposed to be Whitney in Seattle, but I was doing a play that night. …
February 1, 2011
Watch Best Coast performing a raucous version of "Each and Every Day" on Letterman below.
DJ Kool Herc — one of the founding fathers of hip-hop and turntable pioneer — has been stricken with an undisclosed illness and will be undergoing emergency surgery without health insurance. DJ Premier has posted info on how to help Herc cover medical costs. …
January 24, 2011 Wavves and Best Coast kicked off their co-headlining tour on Friday night with an intimately raucous gig at San Diego's Soma, a dingy old theater converted into a 500-capacity, all-ages punk club. …
January 13, 2011 Wavves's Nathan Williams and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino are gearing up for a SPIN co-sponsored winter tour kicking off on January 21 and the duo are offering a special incentive for those who come out to the show: a limited-edition split 7" featuring two new songs. But for those who can't make any of the dates, the two have also released the tracks on an iTunes digital sampler titled Summer is Forever. …
January 7, 2011 Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! …
December 31, 2010
Twitter took over the world in 2010. Even people who had previously disdained it -- ahem, Kanye -- started tweeting like crazy and referencing "Twitpics" and "hashtags" in everyday conversation. …
December 21, 2010 …
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