Best Coast - 'Fear Of My Own Identity' [Listen]
In honour of this year's Record Store Day celebrated on Saturday, all American surf rock band Best Coast released a 7", 'Fear of my Own Identity'. This record has been described as epitomising 'stoner existential paranoia' which pretty much sums it up with lyrics such as "I hope it's you but I know it's me" fading us out into their B side 'Who have I Cecome'. 'Fear of my own Identity', despite the edgy, drug fuelled undertones, manages to be upbeat and poppy at the same time. The hazy tones and catchy melody make it equal parts beach pop and stoner rock.
Ex-Vivian Girls/Best Coast drummer Ali Koehler has joined Jenn Prince and ex-Hole Patty Schemel to form Upset, a neo-grunge, indie rock trio that will see their debut album She’s Gone released next month via Don Giovanni. [read more]
Best Coast will be coming to the UK for the first time in May playing a string of dates up and down the country, including the Camden Crawl and the Great Escape in Brighton. With a string of 7â releases under their belt, the band are aiming to release their debut album later this year. May live dates 01/05 - London, Camden Crawl 02/05 - Oxford Jericho Tavern 03/05 - Southampton Joiners Arms 04/05 - London Madame Jojos â White Heat 05/05 - Bristol Louisiana 06/0... (continued) [read more]
Girls Names Buffalo Bar // 4th May 2011 Lots of bands make a lo-fi jangly pop rocket these days but few do it as well as Girls Names and testament to that is a recent EP released on the much-adored and consistently impressive Captured Tracks label. Thisll be good. Click here to buy tickets You can visit Girls Names by heading to myspace.com/girlsnames Other Gigs 03/05/11: Francois and the Atlas Mountains Ten Feet Tall// Click here to buy tickets 05/05/11: And S... (continued) [read more]