If you've been paying attention to the underground noise pop scene lately — and who wouldn't be? — the name Best Coast may mean something to you. In one of those coming-storm moments, the whisper through the blog world on LA-based Best Coast has been gradually turning into a bonafide moan. Pitchfork named the band's “The Sun Was High (So Was I) one of the best singles of the year (well, number 94 of a wildly uneven 100), calling it, rather oddly, a “much-needed feminine breeze for the year.” Stereogum pumped them, too.
The band, actually the nom-de-fake of Bethany Consentino, formerly of LA noise-psych team Pocahaunted, is gigging on Friday night at Spaceland with Foreign Born, and will be touring with the Vivian Girls in February.
Here's another fan video:
Best Coast – When I'm With You [MP3 via Stereogum]