Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Anachronistic Best Coast

image:: Best Coast is Bethany Cosentino with help from Bobb Bruno, beyondrace

Somewhere around late summer of 1994, I started listening inexplicably to oldies stations. It may have been from my habit of switching to radio after I got sick of the tapes and CDs I had on my trips between Eugene, Oregon and California and oldies being one of the few formats I could stand after the local NPR station would peter out—and they always did. At any rate, I've always have a soft spot for some strains of retro, particularly when done in low-fi.

Best Coast is LA's Bethany Cosentino offering up songs in a gloom and doom 60s girl group style that's easy to listen to with occasionally a fuzz-punk edge drifts in. Easy breezy fo' sheezy.

"This Is Real" is on a player and is available for download here.

Here's a live acoustic version of "The Sun Was High {So Was I}"::

Twitterversion:: [blog+video] LA's Best Coast {@bestycoastyy} offers low-fi retro girl group fuzz. @Prof_K

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