Tag Archives: Best Coast

Live: Wavves and Best Coast Thrash for Love

Nathan Williams shreds from the crowd. (Andrew Herrold)

The totally freaking awesome Wavves and Best Coast co-headlining tour hits Los Angeles tonight at the Music Box. I had the pleasure of trucking down to San Diego to cover the first night of the thing back in January. You should go to this. Really. Read why via Spin.

Also, hop over to LA Weekly to download a new, free Wavves song about how much the dude loves his TV. We didn’t dub him “King Skinny Shitster” for nathan. Er, nothin’. Put down the bong, Miley …

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Stupid Internet Tricks: Danzig vs. Kitty Litter, Ashes to Vinyl, Snooki vs. Best Coast, Antoine Dodson and Autotune the News Hit iTunes

When memes collide: Danzig has a gift for Keyboard Cat.

As somebody sage and genius-like once said, “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of citizens of Teh Interwebs. LOL!” Well, here are some totally dumb things I wrote about for your entertainment.

  1. FEATURED: Danzig in a Danzig Shirt, Buying Cat Supplies*
  2. Dio Should’ve Done This: Convert Your Ashes to Vinyl (Really)
  3. Jersey Shore’s Snooki Tours w. Best Coast, Parties w. Wavves
  4. Antoine Dodson and Auto-Tune the News Sell ‘Bed Intruder’ Song

* “The Internet just rolled over and died. Cats, cult celebrity and narcissism all captured in a single itty bitty photograph.”

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)

Feature: All Hail King Skinny Shitster, Wavves’ Nathan Williams (Also: He May Be Leaving Fat Possum Records, Definitely Digs Lil Wayne)

Wavves and Snacks the cat -- which one looks more together?

A little while back I had the hazy, kinda strange pleasure of interviewing Wavves’ Nathan Williams in the Los Angeles apartment he shares with girlfriend and Best Coast singer, Bethany Cosentino. What I discovered was the living embodiment of all that on-album ennui — a dude who probably hasn’t sat up straight  since … well, ever. But that may very well be to his music’s advantage, as Wavves’ new album, King of the Beach, is mighty high on my list of the best albums of 2010 so far.

Read the feature, All Hail King Skinny Shitster, over at L.A. Weekly (also in print this week). As a supplement to that, you can check out a few choice scraps from the cutting room floor on West Coast Sound, in the blog post, “Wavves May Leave Fat Possum Records, Wants to Meet Lil Wayne, Plays FYF Fest on Saturday,” whose title is also quite self-explanatory. Also: go to FYF Fest this weekend. You won’t be sorry.

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News: M.I.A. + Yorke Guest with Major Lazer, De La Rocha Mystery Shows, Best Coast + Kid Cudi

Major Lazer gets collaborative.

Quick bloggy bits from around the L.A. underground (and up). Share ‘em.

  1. FEATURED: M.I.A., Yorke, and More on Major Lazer EP*
  2. De La Rocha’s One Day as a Lion Plays Mystery L.A. Shows
  3. MP3: Dâm-Funk Goes Gangsta with Compton’s MC Eiht
  4. Watch: Best Coast, Cudi, Vampire Weekend’s Batmanglij
  5. Free Download: Calexico’s ‘Live in Nuremberg’ LP

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)

* M.I.A. guests with Diplo, her one-time lover and longtime producer, on his’ new EP as Major Lazer, while Thom Yorke remixes “Jump Up.”

News News: Ima Robot Reemerges, Frusciante in Swahili Blonde, Converse Collabo, Books!

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

We’re getting caught up on two weeks of intense blogging for West Coast Sound. Here’s a round of straight news (“news news,” if you will), with a little playful vitriol thrown in for good measure (ahem, Ima Robot).

  1. FEATURED: Ima Robot: New Side-Project of the Magnetic Zeros?*
  2. John Frusciante in new indie super group Swahili Blonde
  3. Best Coast, Kid Cudi and a Vampire Weekender for Converse
  4. Flaunt Editor Kicks Off Publishing Imprint with Part Time Punks
  5. The Elusive Madlib Gives First U.S. Interview in Four Years
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

* “Just as the Magnetic Zeros’ reputation begins to eclipse the fame of Ebert’s former group, he resurrects the early-aughts dance-punkish outfit.

L.A. Upcoming: Isis, HEALTH + Best Coast, Henry Clay People, Barrington Levy

A list of recommended L.A.-area shows for the coming week (plus clips for instant gratification). Click “details” for descriptions. More after the jump.

  • Region: West Hollywood
    Music: Isis (LAST L.A. SHOW EVER)
    Vitals: Troubadour on Saturday, June 5
    (details at LA Weekly)

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News Roundup: Beck + Tobacco, Jeans Wilder, One AM Radio, Le Switch + Les Blanks, more…

The origin of Jeans Wilder.

Quick bloggy bits from around the L.A. underground (and up). Share ‘em.

  1. FEATURED: MP3 Exclusive: “Sea You” by Jeans Wilder*
  2. MP3: Beck and Tobacco’s “Fresh Hex,” TK on Anticon
  3. The One AM Radio Releases 3-D Video, Limited 7-Inch [MP3]
  4. Download: ‘Storefront Split’ by Le Switch and Les Blanks
  5. Watch: Beat Music Brings Out the Beasts w/ Take and Glitch Mob
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

* “I recorded this song in my room, by myself, over the course of a two or three day cocaine and OxyContin binge at the beginning of the year.” – Jeans Wilder

Live In LA: Coathangers, Surfer Blood Dominate Echo Park’s Waved Out Fest

On Saturday, the Aquarium Drunkard blog threw an all-day indie rock gala at the Echo and Echoplex. Sixteen bands on the rise (local and otherwise) dropped in to deliver solid sets that went well into the night. Surfer Blood was the main attraction, but the Coathangers slew the competition, which was a stiff mix of excellent acts like Superhumanoids, Active Child, Best Coast, and Gamble House. Photos and full review here, via LA Weekly.

Here’s another outtake of Crook Kid Coathanger in action.

Rock 'n' roll 'n' Tecate (Chris Martins)

News Roundup: No Age, Sister Crayon, Tonalism, Free The Robots, Mishka, Host A Hoedown!

I’ve been neglectful. Terribly so. Below you’ll find some recent bloggins from the L.A. underground. Click on the links to get the full story, each of which hails from LA Weekly‘s growingly excellent West Coast Sound blog.

tonalism

Some old school Tonalism.

  1. No Age Debuts Songs On Daytrotter, Dean Reminisces
  2. Video Premiere: Sister Crayon’s “(in) Reverse”
  3. Dublab’s Ambient All-Nighter ‘Tonalism’ Headed To Portland
  4. MP3 Exclusive: Free The Robots, “Jupiter,” Forthcoming on Alpha Pup
  5. Mishka Opening To Feature A. Milonakis, Wavves, Best Coast [NSFW]
  6. Host An Indie-Folk Hoedown in Your Kitchen!

INCHES reviews Best Coast, Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group, Lustmord, Bipolar Bear [MP3s]

Apologies for the lack of updates. Perhaps you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to read a wee bit more in 2010? Well, why not get a jump on it now, here, for free. Check out the second latest edition of INCHES, here. As is my weekly wont, you’ll find four fresh slabs of L.A.-relevant vinyl reviewed, photographed* and MP3′d for your audio-visual pleasure.

My pick of the litter?

Best Coast, 'When I'm With You'