Best Coast - Fade Away EP

Posted by on Monday, October 14, 2013

Best Coast: Fade Away EP

You can stream Best Coast's new EP, Fade Away here on Wires and Waves via an embedded code from Sound Cloud below. I just finished it and I feel like it's their best work yet. Both their song writing and sound have come a long way since their debut and even since last years release, The Only Place. The lyrics are much deeper and clever. The themes of past songs are still present, but yet this EP feels like a complete makeover.
The sound is what sets this album apart. I feel like I'm listening to Mikal Cronin, Weezer, and Patsy Cline all rolled into one. It's very surf rock inspired like always, but it's much cleaner. Usually more production means a loss of grit and rawness, but the sound on Fade Away is neither of those things. The fuzz and distortion are gone, but this is huge leap forward for Best Coast.
It's an EP, but at seven songs feels more like an album. Album or EP it's one of the best releases of 2013.

9.0 out of 10 

Key Tracks: "Fade Away", "Who Have I Become"

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