Best Coast celebrate the birth of their singer and give details of Weezer collaboration

If you “Like” Best Coast on Facebook, you maybe noticed the always entertaining Bethany Cosentino mourning last night as weed did not become legal in our already pretty sweet state, then rebounding as she realized it was almost her birthday! And if you missed that, it looks like her mom took over the social networking today to embarrass the birthday girl. Wow, Facebook is really weird when you think about it.

But there is actual news in this fluff, as local Village Voice free-bee LA Weekly is running a Best Coast cover story tomorrow, in which the singer gives insight into her recent collaboration:

“What’s going on with Weezer?

I co-wrote a song with Rivers. I don’t know exactly what it’s gonna be used for. I did co-write a song with him for Weezer, but I don’t know if it’s gonna be on their record or … It’s really something that he asked me to do — we were on our last tour and my manager Adam called me and said, “Rivers wants you to come into a studio when you get back to L.A. and write a song with him.” And I was like, “Oh, my god, OK — it’s Rivers from Weezer, which is obviously a band I grew up listening to and a band that’s influenced me.” Honestly, I went in, recorded a song with him in one day and it was one of the most … for something that I got so stressed out and anxious about, it ended up being so natural, and it happened, and the song is really great.

What is it called?

“Go Away.” It’s cool. We wrote it together and he recently sent me a version he’s been working on, and I’m really happy with it and to be able to hear it. It’s a duet, it’s him and I singing together, and to hear his voice and my voice on the same song makes my inner 13-year-old so excited [laughs]”

Something about this makes me realize how your parents felt when you started hanging out with kids who smoked cigarettes. In reality this might be good fun, and at least not boring like so many high-profile duets that have been hyped in the past.

[Via LA Weekly]