Bethany Cosentino: ‘Best Coast is a brand’

The frontwoman defends her decision to join with Urban Outfitters for her own clothing line

Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino has said that her and Bobb Bruno’s group is “a brand”.

The singer and songwriter of the Los Angeles band made the comments in the wake of the launch of her fashion line for Urban Outfitters, which is on sale now.

Speaking to LA Weekly, she dismissed accusations of selling out by partnering with the store, saying: “Best Coast is a brand. I’m a businesswoman”. She added:

People need to chill out about Urban. I would be surprised if a lot of those people don’t own something [from the shop].

She affirmed her point, saying “I honestly don’t give a fuck”, in regards to the criticism she has received from the blogosphere for joining forces with the label. Urban Outfitters has come under fire thanks to acting president Richard Haynes donating large amounts of money to controversial former Presidential candidate and homophobic Republican politician, Rick Santorum.

Best Coast release their second album, ‘The Only Place’, on May 14. Bethany Cosentino’s Urban Outfitters line is available online now, and features crop tops, jackets, capes, romper suits, skirts, shirts and trousers. Prices start at $49.

Best Coast will be touring the UK this June. The dates kick off at Glasgow’s O2 ABC 2 venue on June 16 and run until June 21 when the band headline Brighton’s Coalition. The run includes the band’s biggest UK show to date at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.