Best Coast is an LA-based indie rock band fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Bethany Cosentino. They’ve released a pair of first-rate albums and their EP from late last year, Fade Away, was excellent. They have a new album due out soon, which I’m eagerly anticipating. Here’s a live in-studio performance of one of the best songs from Fade Away, “Fear of My Identity.”

Kathleen Geier

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee