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Art Fag, the label that brought us a great four-way split earlier this year, was the home of the first 7″ from Best Coast aka Bethany Cosentino. For this next pair of tracks, produced by Fool’s Gold’s Lewis Pesacov, she’s taken musical partner Bobb Bruno and flipped over to Lewis’s Black Iris imprint. The 7″ features “When I’m With You” b/w “This Is Real,” both of which fit nicely in the rising tide of beachy noise-pop coming from the West Coast: playfully fuzzed and pleasantly reverbed, heartbeat drums, girl group harmonies, and a fixation on California pop you don’t need to skim her press materials to finger. One MP3, one stream, both here:

Best Coast – “This Is Real”

(via FADER)

The “When I’m Gone” b/w “This Is Real” single is out digitally tomorrow via Black Iris.

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Comments (17)
  1. Lady Friend  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2009 0

    That certainly SOUNDS appealing…I’ll believe it when I hear it…

  2. neonpanda  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2009 0

    They were so good at the Wavves concert…definitely looking forward to their debut!

  3. A_Serious_Man  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2009 0

    Love Best Coast. Saw one of her first shows in San Diego with Pearl Harbor and they both rocked the house. Can’t wait for a full length. Also rumor has it her and Nathan from Wavves are an item so let’s get to the bottom of that.

  4. Umm Stereogum, i believe a beloved indie-electro rock drummer died tragically in nyc saturday night…perhaps a blip?? a la dickhead who mentioned Radiohead for a half second?

  5. ‘umm’ ok. IF it was mentioned it was tiny, thats all i know, i’ve been all over here the last few days n didnt see a stitch sooo…YAY, u win. Got it from today from the CNN new blurb-er on my igoogle page …OH btw, THOM YORKE SUCKS!! [(cough) front page (cough).]

  6. grittychris  |   Posted on Nov 10th, 2009 0

    i like this a lot! her voice is great, a refreshing change from the slew of whiney dudes that are usually drenched in reverb, but when did “reverb” and “beach” become synonymous?

  7. knate  |   Posted on Nov 26th, 2009 0

    Dave-android seems really cool. i wonder why i’ve never heard of him… oh yeah.

  8. matt  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2010 0

    i don’t think it’s the reverb that makes it sound beachy, i think it’s the beachy sounding part.

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