The Only Place doesn’t just advance Best Coast’s formula; it perfects it. Producer Jon Brion applies a rich coat of shiny sparkle, as is his wont, but his touch complements these songs without threatening to overwhelm them. At 35 minutes, not a second of the album is wasted, even as Cosentino and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno wind down the proceedings with a nearly five-minute ballad, “Up All Night.”

Stream The Only Place now.

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Atlas Sounds’ Bradford Cox at the opening of photographer Ryan McGinley’s new exhibition at TEAM Gallery in New York City. Photo by Erez Avissar.

My parents sent me these pictures from the New Orleans Times Picayune of Bruce Springsteen at Jazz Fest 2012.  Would’ve looooooved to be there.  


David Bowie pours a drink.

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New On WGRE this week!

Ty Segall & White Fence Hair

Check out the single “I Am Not A Game” here:


John Peel’s Record Collection is here and it is so cool. You can’t stream everything unless it’s already on Spotify, but the A-section of his vinyl archive has been scanned and cataloged (B-Z are coming), there are links to his Peel Sessions and podcasts, and there are some never-before-seen home videos to watch. I’m not getting any work done today. 


Real Estate | Newport Music Hall | April 30, 2012 | Columbus, OH

It was amazing to see Real Estate (their first time in Columbus) perform to a packed 1,700 capacity venue last night.  


Congratulations to Bob Dylan on being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom! The honor is well-deserved due in no small part to songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind” still asking the same hard questions 50 years later.