Well there's been no lack of admiration for Bethany Cosentino's Best Coast but after finally getting a chance to witness the live incarnation at CMJ and nab a few of those 7"s we thought we'd weigh in as well.

Best Coast – Sun Was High (So Was I) 7"
The A side drags pop through enough sand to create sungazed bliss for the masses. On the flip "So Gone" pulls out a few 90's grunge moves, all bangs in the eyes with the fuzz taking center stage. The
real gem here though seems to be the subtle sweetness of B-Side "That's the Way Boys Are" which steps back the lo-fi just a bit and let's Bethany's voice ring through in fine form. It seems she's moving away from the crust of fuzz on a few newer tracks and this early indication of her girl-group pining makes it clear why.

[MP3] Best Coast - That's the Way Boys Are

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Best Coast - Make You Mine 7" Her second single follows quite a few of the same roads as the debut, burying wide-eyed pop under a small mountain of fuzz and sun-tanned distortion. Four tracks of beach breeze bliss that'll scare away clouds for a perfect day on the
California shores. Something about Best Coast seems so fitted for the West Coast that I almost feel wrong listening to it on the NY streets, especially in these grey and cold months. The title tracks the keeper here with sway inducing rhythms backing up Cosentino's sweet croon the whole way. Add in that new single on Black Iris that's popped up everywhere lately and you've got a good day of sitting at your record player dreaming of July.

[MP3] Best Coast - Make You Mine

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posted by dissensous at 9:34:00 AM


Blogger jeff said...

nice post! thanks.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Dr .D'Eucy said...

sun-tanned distortion... beach breeze bliss... dreaming of July...

I don't know if summer nostalgia has been worded more wistfully. The track's nice too.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Acceptance of Terms of Service said...

Very nice. Headed to the record store now.

10:42 PM  

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