In describing Best Coast’s “sparkling” new album, Randall Roberts of the LA Times said this:
With a voice that strives to hit Neko Case and Martha Reeves territory but which more often than not is in the Belinda Carlysle and Suzanna Hoffs range, (Bethany) Cosentino’s strength as a vocalist doesn’t come from pitch-perfect vocal tone, but rather, it lies in how she and Bruno craft solid, three and four minute pop songs that suggest everyone from Buddy Holly to the Crystals to the Bangles without sounding like any of them. Best, there’s a uniquely Californian feel to the album, a gloss that’s not so much of the commercial variety as of the feel-good kind.
That’s a way better description of how Bethany Cosentino and Best Coast sound than I could have come up with, and one that’s quite accurate. The new album is great. Enjoy them performing its title song after the jump.