Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Idolized Jenny Lewis As a Teenager

07/26/2010 9:05 AM |


This week brings us the much awaited debut full-length from beachy lo-fi duo Best Coast. I’m somewhat annoyed by it, but it’s probably worth noting that despite my very real problems with it, I’ve actually listened to it of my own accord a few times since filing my review. Anyway, the band’s main songwriter, Bethany Cosentino, was recently interviewed by All Things Considered, and there’s one part that is just totally fucking crazy:

As a teenager, her biggest idol was Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley, and she listened to ’90s alternative rock from bands such as Nirvana, Guided by Voices and Hole — influences now audible in Best Coast’s debut album, Crazy for You.

Jenny Lewis was Bethany Cosentino’s idol when she was a teenager. And now I feel like I am 250 years old. Goodbye.