Best Coast, California Nights (2015)
The band is an update of 50s Ronnie Spector/wall of sound girl group pop and early 90s fuzzy guitar female-fronted bands like the Primitives and the Darling Buds. Vocalist Bethany Cosentino has a natural, inviting vocal style, comparable to Jenny Lewis, and it's well served by the album's big boomy production and relentlessly poppy guitar hooks. The album is pretty solid across the board, but stand-outs include the jangly mid-tempo opener "Feeling OK," a sweet little anthem that will not leave your head for days, and straight-forward pop-rockers like "Fine Without You," "Heaven Sent," and "Fading Fast."
With summer approaching, this is the perfect accompaniment for a drive to the beach, windows down and wind in your hair.
Here's the "Feeling OK" video; try not to totally lose your shit: