Andy C. Jenkins – “Lazy Coast” (Stereogum Premiere)

Japanese highways twist and turn along the country’s western coast, following lush mountains and a shimmery blue sea, inspiring the latest solo work from Andy C. Jenkins of The Great White Jenkins’. On “Lazy Coast,” Jenkins draws from the refreshing scenery that he witnessed during his time spent in Japan, emulating his enamored feeling for the sounds that radiate from those winding roads. At times, “Lazy Coast” grinds and grooves like a car engine. Jenkins’ vocals carry the song by capturing that blissful feeling of ignoring your obligations and driving with the windows down, while its featured guitar solo from Stephen Cooper of Cloud Becomes Your Hand gives the track a tangible density. Jenkins calls the song an “ode to sound,” so drown out everything else and lose yourself in the “buzz and hum, rasp and moan” of “Lazy Coast.” Listen below.

“Lazy Coast” tour dates:

05/27 Nashville, TN @ The Basement ^
05/29 Bloomington, IN @ The Void #
05/31 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s *
06/01 Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi *
06/02 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *

^ = w/ Skyway Man & Joe Scala
# = w/ Brenda’s Friend & Full Sun
* = w/ Fruit Bats

The “Lazy Coast” single is out 5/27 via Paper Brigade. Check out Jenkins’ website here.

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CREDIT: Meredith Jenks