Best Coast – “Fear Of My Own Identity”

Best Coast - "Fear Of My Own Identity"

Best Coast – “Fear Of My Own Identity”

Best Coast - "Fear Of My Own Identity"

This year Record Store Day fell on 4/20, so it was only appropriate that the powered-by-weed outfit Best Coast stepped up to the plate to issue a 7″ platter. Even better, though, is how deep Beth went with the track titles for this high holiday, both sides nailing a classic dimension of stoner existential paranoia: “Fear Of My Own Identity” b/w “Who Have I Become” i.e. the sort of high-Qs that make people quit smoking (and turn to tinctures). The A-side is streaming here, and while the lyrics are about long nights, abundant pain, fear, and hate, the bright distorted guitars, upper vocal melody, and tambourine shaking is pure sunglassed fuzz-pop. Have at it:

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