For our first-ever live episode of Celebrity Playlist, we invited acclaimed indie rock duo Best Coast onstage at the Nerdist Conival during San Diego Comic-Con to discuss their favorite walk-out jams they play to psych themselves up before concerts. Although we didn’t have their song selections synched up to our sound system, it might help you to imagine Korn’s “Blind” playing at a blistering volume while Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno walk up to the stage to discuss their playlist.
Why? Because they’re huge fans. Don’t pretend like Jonathan Davis’s matted dreadlocks don’t get you all hot and bothered. In addition to the nu-metal act, Bethany and Bobb discussed their mutual love of the Spice Girls–Bobb once drove from LA to San Diego for a show–the Beach Boys, Duck Sauce, Frankie Valli, and more. Though we only had fifteen minutes up on that beautiful Conival stage, we covered a lot of ground, and I feel like Best Coast and Nerdist now have a lifelong bond. Also we let them practice their wrestling moves, and they seemed relatively stoked about that.
What do you guys think of Best Coast’s favorite walk-out anthems? Do you think they should only play Korn? Would you risk life and limb in the wrestling ring with Bethany? Her clothesline looks pretty gnarly; I don’t think I would.