Best Coast put out an EP last year, which, is becoming the standard somewhat low-commitment way for an indie-band to generate some buzz and to shop around for a label deal. The Make You Mine EP features 60’s style girl-band type songs drenched in shoe-gazer guitar feedback – chocolate and peanut butter to me.

This past Tuesday, Best Coast released their debut full length album Crazy for You on Mexican Summer records. The Shoe-gaze feedback of the EP was traded in for “Wall-of-Sound” type echo-y production with the guitar feedback sheen all but gone. Oh well. It still sounds good and the songs are good even with a bit less ‘peanut butter’ than I would like.

This is a Lesley Gore cover that articulates Best Coast’s influences pretty clearly as performed recently at South Street Seaport. This show is the first (or among the first) performances with recently poached drummer from the Vivian Girls.

Also check out TSOI post and mp3 from a Best Coast show back in April.

Download: Best Coast – That’s The Way Boys Are (Live)

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  1. As pathetic as it is, I still have yet to see this band even though they are local. I’ve always been on the fence w/their songs, but it sounds like a good live show. I always liked Polar Goldie Cats so maybe I need to give these guys more of a chance.

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