There’s something great about a distinctly California band coming to New York City and telling its citizens how much better it is back in Los Angeles. Because, New Yorkers always take kindly to that sort of thing, right? And that’s just what Best Coast will do when they take the stage Friday afternoon at the Governors Ball Music Festival. That, plus doing some push ups and almost certainly telling stories about Bethany Cosentino‘s cat. They always have fun, you know, their catchy and jangly guitar riffs accompanied by wonderfully laconic whimsy. And seriously, how can that not put a smile on your face?
The band’s 2012 album was one of the year’s best, produced by Jon Brion and containing as pure a love letter to the Golden State as has ever been penned. As far as Bethany and Bobb Bruno are concerned, their home state is “The Only Place” to be. Except this weekend, of course, when it’s New York City.