It was on this date—July 27, back in the year 2010—that Best Coast released Crazy for You. The debut album from Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno “about weed and my cat and being lazy a lot” struck a chord with a lot more than indie rockers, crashing the Billboard 200 to peak at #36 for the week of August 13, 2010.
Today, the band has revealed a special ten-year anniversary event to celebrate that pivotal moment in Best Coast history. The duo is going to stream a special performance of the album front to back. Recorded pre-quarantine with special guests including Hayley Williams of Paramore, CHVRCHES singer Lauren Mayberry, and Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, the online broadcast is set for August 14 at 6 p.m. PST.
“Crazy for You truly changed my life,” singer-songwriter Cosentino shared in a statement. “I was 22 years old, feeling so lost, confused and anxious — and so I wrote a bunch of songs about it. I had no idea the album would impact people the way it did back then, and I had no idea its legacy would last a decade later. When I started this band, I had no expectations of what would happen, I just wanted to make and play music with my friend. [Multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno] and I feel so lucky to have been able to do everything we have over the last 10 years, and we are so appreciative of our fans who have stuck with us since the beginning.”
Tickets to watch the stream are on sale now for $10 in advance, $15 on the day of the show (plus fees). Any tips will be donated to the Loveland Foundation, which works to “bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls” through “fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more.” The video will be archived for ticket buyers to watch for seventy-two hours after the premiere.
“This is the first time we have ever played this album in its entirety and we will be sharing some behind the scenes photos/footage/and stories of the making of the album, the songs and the story of how Best Coast came to be,” the group wrote on the ticketing site. The page also reveals a new Crazy for You capsule collection, which includes t-shirts, prints, and face masks.
Hardcore fans will want to grab from the very limited number of add-on tickets for a live group Q&A following the premiere showing of the film: “We’re keeping the Q&A small so everyone gets a chance to ask us some questions about Best Coast / our music.” Watch the trailer below.