Inspired by cats and weed

Californian noise-pop duo Best Coast have confirmed details of their cat-inspired debut album.

Something seems to be stirring over the United States. A new generation of groups are stripping back rock music, crafting something more lo-fi, more personal.

Call it lo fi, shitgaze, garage pop or whatever but it doesn't seem to be going away. The latest group to tickle our fancy are Californian duo Best Coast, who blend guitar noise with sighing vocals.

A series of early singles saw Best Coast reach a wider audiences. Their tours became more ambitious and labels came knocking at their door. Signed to Mexican Summer, the band have revealed details of their debut album.

Titled 'Crazy For You' the album was recorded in sessions last year, with Best Coast ditching previously recorded material. Due to be released in July, Lewis Pesacov of Fool's Gold took charge of production.

Led by Bethany Cosentino, the album features a photo of her cat Snacks on the cover. Speaking to Pitchfork, fans can expect a lot of feline references on the finished album. "There are a shitload of songs about being in love with someone who doesn't love you back and I talk about weed and my cat and being lazy a lot" explained the singer.

"I don't think lyrics need to be deep - just write whatever comes out of you. You don't need to find intense meaning in everything."

Elsewhere, Cosentino revealed how 90s alt rock has influenced her voice. "I loved Liz Phair and Kim Deal when I was younger. I always get pissed that I can't make my voice sound like someone from the 50s who had a very girly, innocent voice, like Leslie Gore."

Best Coast are set to release 'Crazy For You' on July 27th. Tracklisting:

1. Boyfriend
2. Crazy for You
3. The End
4. Goodbye
5. Summer Mood
6. Our Deal
7. I Want To
8. When the Sun Don't Shine
9. Bratty B
10. Honey
11. Happy
12. Each and Everyday
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