Title track and lead single to Best Coast’s sophomore is undeniably catchy and does kinda make you wanna move to California. However while Best Coast’s debut captured and, perhaps more by good luck than design, articulated a certain kind of angsty yearning; this sophomore is produced. Produced by Jon Brion even – and somehow by trying to make it better they’ve kinda polished most of the good parts away. Also, it seems that Beth’s only subject matter is about her journey in Best Coast – which, unless you happen to also be in a two piece that over a couple of years has been plucked from virtual obscurity to a band that a bunch of inde-blogs got damp over (ie slightly less obscure) then it’s really going to be hard to connect to. I mean, seriously, a song about trying to not read reviews about yourself?
A little bit disappointing, honestly.
The Only Place – But does Bethany Costenino get some sort of kick-back from the Californian Tourism Board? Is that even a thing?
Do You Love Me Like Yo Used To – Probably the best song on the record.