Best Coast – The Only Place

March 29, 2012

Best Coast — the pot-smoking, California-loving garage-surf-poppist duo of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno — could be mistaken for a known quantity at this point. Sure, we can probably guess what upcoming album The Only Place (due out on Mexican Summer on May 15) is going to sound like, and the title track below is pretty sonically predictable, but to not recognize that Consentino usually has her tongue in her cheek would be to miss the point. Best Coast recognizes that they are, in some ways, stock or cliche indie-pop, flavor-of-the-month fodder, but instead of letting that cripple them, they have fun with it by writing songs as over-the-top and unabashed as this one.


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