Weekly Roundup: Best Coast, Wand, Cotillon, Talk in Tongues

Posted by Billy Gil, February 26, 2015 05:34pm | Post a Comment

Best Coast – “California Nights” video

We only heard a taste of “California Nights” last week, so we couldn’t tell just how rad the song is. It’s an expansive shoegazer informed by influences like Chapterhouse, The Verve and Ride that sees Bethany Cosentino getting stoned, staring up into the big California sky as sunset and capturing a sense of infinity. We all know Cosentino likes singing about weed, but this is easily her stoneriest jam yet, and it’s great. The scenic video will have you packing your bags for Joshua Tree pronto. California Nights is out May 5 on Harvest.


Wand – “Reaper Invert”

Wand has just realeased another terrific song from their upcoming album, Golem, which is out March 17 on In the Red and is fucking badass. “Reaper Invert” is an ace piece of psychdelic rock ‘n’ roll, with massive fuzz, a dash of metal drone and Cory Hanson’s high-flying vocals adding up to a hollowed-out cave of sound where devilish solos fly out like bats. Get that Golem when it comes out! They'll be at the Echo March 13.


Cotillon – “Gloom” video

L.A. singer/songwriter Jordan Corso aka Cotillon has a video for his dreamy track “Gloom,” off his recently released self-titled album on Burger, produced by former Girls member Chet “JR” White. Corso has said he wanted the project to illustrate the difficult of maintaining relationships in L.A. in the spirit of the French New Wave, which accounts for “Gloom’s” lax romantic feel—“you’re lonely, I’m single now, let’s find a place where we can be ourselves,” Corso sings invitingly over hazy guitars. The video meanwhile looks like an Alternative Nation-era performance video combined with NES-style animation. Watch it below via Flaunt. Cotillon’s at The Echo March 5 with Eleanor Friedberger.


Talk in Tongues – “While Everyone Was Waiting”

Combining the sort of underrated new psychedelia of Creation bands like The Telescopes with classic psych/garage of the Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd variety, L.A.’s Talk in Tongues live up to their trippy name on the swirling “While Everyone Was Waiting.” Dig that knotty bassline. Featuring production from Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe) Alone With a Friend is due May 19 on Fairfax.


Shows This Weekend:

Friday: Caribou at the Fonda ($25)

Saturday: Jessica Pratt, Kevin Morby and Matt Kivel at the Echo ($12)

Sunday: Dengue Fever at Amoeba Music (FREE)

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