Best Coast, the indie-rock embodiment of the California lifestyle made famous by frontwoman Bethany Cosentino, has gone fully independent. It was through an indie label-the Brooklyn-based, vinyl-focused Mexican Summer-that the band broke to the alt masses with 2010 debut "Crazy for You" (108,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). But for new EP "Fade Away" (due Oct. 22), Best Coast has gone one step further. The seven-song collection comes through Cosentino's new imprint Jewel City, in partnership with Kobalt Label Services, marking the band's first major self-release.

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