Wednesday, 3 August 2011

-Music Videos on my Mind- Best Coast

Best Coast is an American indie rock trio of girls (well, there's a boy as well but he kind of looks like a girl) from California that makes really lovely fuzzy surf rock style music inspired by the sounds of yesteryears.

Their previous video for Boyfriend (directed by Taylor Cohen) came out last summer and drew controversially racist comments from some ignorant individuals opposing its depiction of average looking Mexican youths in an American indie rock vignette, as in ugly looking ethnic folk have no place alternative music. (As a resident of dreary Britain, pretty much all Latin people look stunningly exotic to me.)

To be honest, it was this very creative decision to use Mexican kids of ordinary appearance that actually made the music video for Boyfriend even more special. It's a beautifully cute clip that totally fits the song.

Best Coast is back with a new video for their latest song Our Deal. The video is directed by Drew Barrymore and plays out like a cross between West Side Story meets The Warriors; the action taking place on rooftops and across deserted cityscapes in an abandoned Los Angeles.

The cool thing about employing a celebrity like Drew Barrymore to helm your music video is that they can rope in their famous friends to star in the video, hence why Our Deal features the likes of Chloe Moretz, Alia Shawkat, Miranda Cosgrove, Donald Glover and Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey. Additionally, you can also call in favours from high-profile creative heads and technicians, hence why the video looks so swish.

Much like the best of Best Coast's stuff, the video and song are marvellously dreamy.

Best Coast


  1. LOL "Well there's a boy, but he kinda looks like a girl".

    I love it. I like the way you think. And, Drew Barrymore? How cool is that?! I love that she directed the music video. Makes her even more awesome in my book.

    I think I should leave you in charge of my iTunes...


  2. Love Drew...
    and she did a great job with this vid.

    Nice song too... so cool.

  3. It's cool if Drew directed their video, she is lovely.

  4. You gods that made me man, and sway in love.

  5. Interesting, I like your blog!

  6. Cool vid for Boyfriend. What a great sound. I live in a Latin neighborhood and the people in the video all look like my neighbors and their kids. I don't see what the problem was. People just love to pop off about stuff I guess.

    Couldn't see the last clip. It expired, but I'm going to check it out.

  7. I already have Boyfriend, but I'll also purchase Our Deal. I love their sound.