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Best Coast's 'Crazy for You'

BEST COAST Sept. 29 at Bowery Ballroom; Sept.

BEST COAST
Sept. 29 at Bowery Ballroom; Sept. 30 at Music Hall of Williamsburg | Buy tickets
One of the year's breakthrough stars, Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino brings the pretty vocals and lighthearted melodies of the laid-back "Crazy for You" album to the stage.

It's hard not to get all swoony about Best Coast's "Crazy for You" (Mexican Summer), with its studied lo-fi simplicity and laid-back California cool.

After all, singer Bethany Cosentino welds pieces of Neko Case and Jenny Lewis and Ronnie Spector and Debbie Harry and seemingly every other indie-rock crush object of the past decade as she aches through the '60s-drenched "When I'm With You" and flirts her way through "Summer Mood."

No heavy lifting here - just pretty harmonies layered on lighthearted melodies and sweet-sounding, stripped-down rock. Nothing wrong with that.

Best Coast

"Crazy for You"

GRADE B+

BOTTOM LINE The hazy, dreamy lo-fi cure to summertime's blues

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