If you’re a fan of hazy, reverb-heavy, retro girl-group punk, then 2010 must make you feel like you died and went to heaven. Between the Vivian Girls and Dum Dum Girls, this is like some kind of weird renaissance for gal-fronted indie rock bands. And Best Coast might be the best of all the newcomers.
Fronted by California girl, Bethany Cosentino, Best Coast put out a series of singles in 2009, all of which painted a musical picture of a Golden State fantasy. Bringing to mind everything from the Beach Boys to the B-52s to the Ronettes, as well as ’90s female faves like The Breeders and Liz Phair, Best Coast’s sound is fuzzy in production and pristine in melody.
Watch a beautiful, fan-made video for Best Coast’s possibly best song, “When I’m With You,” below, and meet the band and watch them perform “Crazy” and “When I Am With You” on Pitchfork (warning: some NSFW language). You can hear more music and get tour dates over at their MySpace. And we PRAY that Ronald McDonald really does star in their upcoming video.