Watch: Best Coast – "Crazy for You" (w/ lolz cats)


By now, you’ve joined the Best Coast camp. You must have! If you didn’t catch ’em when they swept through your city on one of three or four tours over the past year, then you definitely caught the trio on J-Fal a few weeks back. There’s no resistance, really. They work with chummy melodies, Bethany Cosentino makes Jenny Lewis look like yesterday’s news (it’s true, right?), and their sunny cadence just oozes of charm. It’s sort of impossible to hate this band.

Having just watched their new video for “Crazy for You”, it only solidifies the above argument. Featuring lolz cats galore (via I Can Has Cheezburger, who debuted the short), this Wes Anderson-inspired clip does a lot in under two minutes. A cat directs the band, one rocks out next to Cosentino, and another even shares “cat nip” with the straggly mess that’s Bobb Bruno. It’s funny, it’s addictive, and it’s fitting. Cosentino makes it no secret that she loves cats – you’ve heard of Snacks, right? – so why wouldn’t she do this? Sure, the lolz meme might be old and passe´at this point, but here it’s a warm delight, especially given the clusterfuck weather we’re “enjoying” these days.

Blech! That Chicago show can’t come soon enough.

Best Coast/Wavves 2011 Tour Dates:
01/21 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
01/22 – Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
01/24 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
01/25 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
01/26 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
01/27 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
01/28 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
01/29 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
01/31 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
02/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
02/02 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
02/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/05 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/08 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
02/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
02/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
02/12 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
02/14 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
02/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
02/17 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
02/18 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar
02/19 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
02/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
02/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center