02 September 2010

Do Your Ears A Favor: Best Coast - "Summer Mood"

Do your ears a favor ... and listen to "Summer Mood" by Best Coast.

With some exceptions here and there, I've always cringed at female singer-songwriters. A lot of 'em end up sounding the same and generally have the same-old, same-old themes in their writing. Boring.

But female vocalists in indie-rock and/or punk bands?

Bring 'em on. The more the merrier.

So, it's no surprise that I instantly fell in love with Best Coast.

Reverb-drenched vocals and guitars, the tight simplicity of a trio, gorgeous melodies, and lovely surf-rock-y harmonies. What's not to like?

Oh, and another bonus? They're a good ol' fashioned Los Angeles band. Further proof that the West Coast is the Best Coast. *coy wink-face*

I'm looking forward to their set at the FYF Festival on Saturday.

And hopefully the weather - which has been pretty chilly along the Santa Monica coast - will cooperate and put me in a summer mood.

{ You like it? You buy it! And, really, the West Coast is the best coast. }