Best Coast, based on the strength of their 4-song ep, made an honorary “Bands to Watch” accolade for my year-end best-of 2009 list. Best Coast have a nice 50s girl-group aspect to their songs with the recordings drenched in fuzzed-out Jesus and Mary Chain-esque guitar. [JAMC, incidentally, are big fans of the 50s Phil Spector era too.]
Anyway, I was hoping to saunter into their recent show at Knitting Factory, a roomy venue, and buy a ticket at the door and was taken-aback by it being sold out. How can a band with a hand-full of singles sell out the Knitting Factory? The only plausible answer to that question is that TSOI’s favorable mention catapulted them into hyper-space.
Here is the best track off of their Make You Mine ep as performed live that night: “
Feeling of Love” “When I’m With You”.
Download: Best Coast – Feeling of Love (Live)