bethany cosentino lends vocals on a meaningful song that has nothing to do with sunburn, cat hair, phat blunts

indie darling bethany cosentino of best coast has shown plenty of sparkle in the vocal department but has come up short in the lyrics department which have merely been relegated to expressing her need for getting blazed in sunny summer weather while surrounded by maine coons and her boyfriend.

cosentino has lent her vocals to “when will i feel love”, a song and video aimed at raising awareness of human trafficking in europe and asia powered by black iris and mtv exit, mtv’s global anti-trafficking campaign.

the song is a piano and vocal pop ballad thats fit for mainstream, chart topping consumption. watch/listen to the track below:

MTV EXIT full version: “When Will I Feel Love” – Black Iris featuring Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast from MTV EXIT on Vimeo.

find out more about the mtv campaign on their poorly coded website: http://www.mtvexit.org/

the go! team and best coast team up on song well past sell-by date

the go! team (remember them?) and best coast‘s bethany cosentino have recorded a track called “buy nothing day” which is a song about the international day of protest against consumerism typically celebrated the day after thanksgiving… the day known to most as “black friday”.

ironically, the single, which drops jan 24, is already well past its sell-by date (just like the go! team); therefore entirely missing any and all impact of the message behind the song. at least bethany shines like california sunshine.

Buy Nothing Day by threeminutesthirtyseconds

pocahaunted’s amanda brown copies bethany cosentino; starts new band

photo credit: caitlin c mitchell

eagle rock dronewave weirdos pocahaunted disbanded earlier this year much to my kitteh dismay. main girl amanda brown seems to have decided to follow former bandmate bethany cosentino‘s footsteps to start a new band, perhaps due to bethany’s path to mega stardom with best coast.

brown’s first venture with her new group, la vampires, was the collab album with brutal hipster fave zola jesus which showcased some dope dubbed out experimental dronewave.

this week, she put out a fresh video of a track from her forthcoming album “so unreal”. the song, featuring matrix metals, “make me over” has browns signature weird, trippy, verbed out, wave wavisms over indie-caliber electronic beats. the video, though severely lacking in felines, is colorful and sexy and psychedelic and totally hypnotic.

so far, la vampires are kicking this brutal hipsters’ ass.

peep the vid:

LA Vampires – Make Me Over from Not Not Fun on Vimeo.