Best Coast: 'Stop Smoking Weed And Start Having Sex'

14 May 2012 | 7:15 pm | Scott Fitzsimons

Bethany Cosentino is annoyed that people think she can only sing about weed and cats.

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Currently on the promotional trail for Best Coast's second album The Only Place, the band's founder and songwriter Bethany Cosentino has offered some listening advice to fans - stop smoking weed while you're listening to Best Coast and start procreating.

Speaking to UK newspaper The Guardian (via NME), she said,  "I hope they make out to it [the album], but they can smoke weed to Snoop Dogg instead. I want babies to be created to this music."

The comments echoed those made to's Anthony Carew recently, when she said that the weed references made about her music had frustrated her.

"That's what was frustrating. That was the point," she fumed. "I was very consciously writing very simple songs with very simple lyrics. That's the point of Best Coast: it's very simple, straightforward, relatable music. Yet everyone was like, 'She can only [sing] about two things, cats and weed!'

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"That really pissed me off, because I feel like I only mentioned my cat and weed, like, once or twice on the first record. It was really frustrating to deal with people criticising my lyrics, and how simple and repetitive they are. It made me get down on myself as a songwriter, like, 'Am I even good at this? Should I keep doing this?'”

She also added that she's matured - and stopped getting tattoos.

"I've changed a lot in the last several years. This band started when I was 22, and I'm 25 now. I've definitely grown up. Physically, I look different; I've started dressing differently, I've grown my hair out, I've stopped getting tattoos. I've definitely changed in more ways than one. It's interesting to go through specific changes, different growth spurts, and having people noticing them and commenting on them.”