We're not saying we don't love Best Coast's studio work. It's dirty and layered and just reminiscent enough of Veruca Salt to turn our brains upside down. But their recent live sets have revealed something more. The Great Pumpkin has some video from last Tuesday's Knitting Factory show that will hopefully illustrate our point. In part, it feels like at least two or three of those ten levels of fuzz that often accompanies their sound have been removed. When songs like "Make You Mine" (which can be seen below) are stripped down a bit, they can really be embraced as the girl-group throwbacks they are at heart. Similarly, while "Something In The Way" stays a bit more true to the Breeders' vibe, it really lets Bethany's pipes shine. Sort of like if Thurston more covered Burt Bacharach. Oh, weird. That actually happened.
"Make You Mine"
"Something In The Way"