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August 12, 2013 at 5:04 PM

L.A.’s Best Coast Brings the Sound of the Beach to Capitol Hill

By Evan Smith

Summer moved inside for a few hours on Sunday night, as Los Angeles duo Best Coast brought their sun-dappled brand of surf rock to the stage at Neumos.

While touring as a quartet, the band’s trademark sound lies in the eminently singable vocals of Bethany Cosentino and rolling guitar of multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno.  Since teaming up in 2009, the pair has released two full-length albums, scoring their first hit with the song “Boyfriend” off 2010’s decidedly low-fi “Crazy For You.”  While the material for 2012’s “The Only Place” remained much the same (think: surf, sand, and love), the duo teamed up with noted producer Jon Brion to create a cleaner sound, and again secured a hit with the album’s title track.

While the band doesn’t feature vocal harmonies, Bruno predictably cites the Beach Boys as a major influence, picking up from the SoCal legends in the nuanced sound o

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