8/10 Mike Staff review, 10 April 2012
This album from Brooklyn duo Coasting isn't technically new, but last time we had it in it was only available on vinyl and went so fast there was no point saying anything about it. Now, however, we not only have more vinyl copies of this little beauty but we also have CD copies for the first time, which makes it kind of a new release, right? Right. It also means that some of the songs on here already sound strangely familiar to my old ears. Anyway, what this coxless pair make is skeletal garage pop with '60s harmonies and, yeah, actually lots of '60s things going on basically. Much of this sounds kind of Nuggetsy, but with a soul-pop undercurrent that's ever-present and tempered with a dose of '90s indie nonchalance. Totally listenable and summery, actually. It's reminding me of The Babies in places, which is no bad thing. If you like the recent rash of slightly twee girl-group-influenced garage pop bands like Best Coast, Veronica Falls and the like, you'll find many funs to be had here.
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