Snacks the Cat, Best Coast’s Honorary Third Member, Has Died at 14

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Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino has announced the passing of her beloved cat, Snacks. Indie rock’s favorite feline was 14 years young.

“I always knew this day would come, but I hoped it never would,” Cosentino wrote in an Instagram post. “I said goodbye to my angel baby Snacks this afternoon. He was not just my cat. He belonged to all of you. He was the third member of this band. Our mascot. Our cover star. Our merch king. He meant everything to me and I’m going to miss him so much, but I know he will live on forever by way of the legacy he created simply by being himself. He loved you all so much and he knew you loved him. 14 wonderful years. I’m so honored that I got to be his mom. I love you forever Snacks. Long live the king.”

Beyond starring in many-a-cute Instagram photos, Snacks famously appeared on the cover of Best Coast’s debut album Crazy for You, forever cementing his (and the band’s) place in indie rock history. More recently, he donned the cover of the band’s single with The Linda Lindas, “Leading.”  Losing a pet conjures a pain unlike any other, especially when you’ve had them for 14 years, so turn “Boyfriend” up high and pour one out for Snacks.

Best Coast’s last album was 2020’s Always Tomorrow. On April 1st, Cosentino and Bobb Bruno will join The Linda Lindas in opening for Jawbreaker at the Los Angeles stop of their Dear You 25th anniversary tour. Tickets to the show are on sale now via Ticketmaster.





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