Best Coast Wants to Be More Than Friends


With anticipation swelling for Crazy for You, the debut album from Best Coast — a.k.a. Bethany Cosentino, a.k.a. the SXSW break-out act Vulture told you about all the way back in March — the album’s opening track, “Boyfriend,” has been released. So, is it as good as the kooky picture of a cat having a day at the beach that Cosentino is using for the album cover? Pretty much, yeah! A restrained, quick burner, it finds Best Coast pining away for a guy who is “just a friend” and who she hopes is “at home waiting for his phone” and maybe doesn’t even know that she “wants him,” which is too bad because she’d “love him to the very end” and would be much better for him than the “prettier and skinnier” girl with a “college degree” who’s currently vying for his affection. It’s all very sweet/depressing! Feel free to ignore the lyrics, though, and just rock to the latest contender for indie SOTS. Also, The-Dream: Got any relationship advice for Bethany?

[Via Stereogum]

Latest News on Vulture

Sundance: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's Very Personal Film Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

"I didn’t sleep for three and a half days just because I’m an introvert."

Rose Byrne Will Reprise Her Role as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse

This time, she'll be a "significant character."

Movie Review: Black or White Has Big Ideas But Not Much Humanity

Black or White isn’t so much an offensive movie as it is a pointless one.

Dame Helen Mirren Shows You How To Ride the Subway

Her coat game is on point.

Director Abderrahmane Sissako Talks About the Humanity of Jihadists

"The abnormal has become normal."

Whitney Houston's Daughter Found Unresponsive in Bathtub

She has been revived.

Glee Recap: Elevator Horror Story

For the duration of the series, there will be no fourth wall.

Suge Knight Has Been Charged With Murder

He's being held on $2 million bail.

Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman (Okay, Key & Peele) Have Some Thoughts About the Oscar Nominations

Selma was robbed.

Sarah Silverman on I Smile Back and Shooting Sex Scenes

"I’ve never been naked in anything until I turned 40."

Close icon
Outsmart Your Friends
Follow Vulture on Facebook
Close icon
Get the Vulture take on pop culture. Follow us!