Coachella 2011: Best Coast


We recently saw Best Coast perform on her joint tour with boyfriend Nathan Williams band Wavves in Toronto but couldn’t miss seeing them again under the Coachella Valley sun.

Lead vocalist Bethany Cosentino wore a cute black vintage looking strapless dress with oversized cream polka dots and the quintessential Coachella straw hat for her early afternoon set at the Outdoor stage. They played all of their self-titled debut album minus two songs, a Lesley Gore cover of “That’s The Way Boys Are”, and a new song called “Born Again”. Though their songs are simple, there’s a real love of music behind each track which Bethany expressed before playing “Boyfriend” during the set. She said something like: when she was 17 she came to Coachella, when she was 18 she came to Coachella, when she was 19 she came to Coachella, when she was 20 she came to Coachella, and now she’s 24 and playing Coachella, humbly pointing her story to “anyone out there with a dream” to “just keep working at it; this could be you”.

Check out the photos below along with the live stream of “Boyfriend” and “Each And Every Day”.

Best Coast Coachella Set List:

1. Bratty B
2. Crazy For You
3. Sun Was High (So Was I)
4. Summer Mood
5. Goodbye
6. Far Away
7. Boyfriend
8. Born Again
9. I Want To
10. Our Deal
11. When You Wake Up
12. That’s The Way Boys Are
13. Something In The Way
14. So Gone
15. When I’m With You
16. Each and Every Day

All photos taken with love on an Olympus E-PL2.