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.
Welcome to a new feature by The 405, called The 405 Download Chart. Every week we'll be putting together a handy little chart of the biggest downloads that are available via our site. 1. The Dead Weather - Die By The Drop (Link) 2. Best Coast - Far Away (Link) 3. Free Energy - Hope Child (Link) 4. Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em (Link) 5. Hot Club De Paris - Free The Pterodactyl 3 (Link) 6. Deer Tick - 20 Miles (Link) 7. SSLYBY - Sink/Let It Sway (Link) 8. School Of Seven Bel... (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]
"This song was recorded a few months ago at Black Iris, the same studio we recorded 'Crazy For You'. This song is not properly mixed, it’s mostly a rough studio demo of a song I wrote and wanted to record. I am about 99% sure that this song will get re-recorded and changed up a bit and will end up on our second album. It’s called 'How They Want Me To Be'." [read more]