Best Coast and Wavves Announce Split 7-Inch

Best Coast and Wavves Announce Split 7"


Two of the most far out bands are getting together to do a split 7” for the Mexican Summer label before they embark on a tour across the land.

Best Coast and Wavves have announced the 7” Summer is Forever with the upcoming tour sharing the same title.

Both bands will bring a new track to the tour-only release. The tour starts near the end of January, and with stops in Minneapolis and Chicago in mid-February they might be reconsidering the name of their tour very shortly after.

Check ’em out here:

1-21 San Diego, CA – Soma #
1-22 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse #
1-24 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater #
1-25 Austin TX – Emo’s #
1-26 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues #
1-27 Tallahassee, FL – Club Down Under #
1-28 Athens GA – 40 Watt Club #
1-29 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle #
1-31 Washington, DC – 930 Club #
2-01 Philadelphia, PA – Starlight Ballroom #
2-02 New York, NY – Webster Hall #
2-03 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
2-04 Boston, MA – Paradise #
2-05 Montreal, Quebec – Cabaret Mile End #
2-06 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre #
2-08 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
2-09 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
2-10 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom #
2-11 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater #
2-12 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room #
2-14 Boulder, CO – Fox Theater #
2-15 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge #
2-17 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Rickshaw Theater #
2-18 Victoria, British Columbia- Sugar #
2-19 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater #
2-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box
2-26 San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom @ Regency

# with No Joy


Soda Shop Jerk a 7″ and a Video

Not to take anything away from Soda Shop, but they sound exactly like their name would lead you to believe.  Imagine an Utopian 50’s diner, where half a decade of hindsight has allowed Soda Shop to go back and doctor up the ideal atmosphere with “Farewell” — where everyone is smoother than the Fonz, with even the next generation’s hippies wishing they could be this chill.  Washed out Chuck Berry guitar licks go a long way to accomplishing this lofty vision.  Add bells, a tambourine, and kind vocals awash in reverb and Soda Shop make it seem natural and fun.  The Brooklyn duo features Drew Driver from Horse Shoes and Maria Usback from Selebrities.  Look for the “Farewell” 7″ out January 18th and pick up the song at this link.  The accompanying video puts the archetypal images in place to round out the experience.  Enjoy!

Hoofdriver Is As Awesome As Name Implies

Although honestly, a couple of the other combinations sound way cooler. Formed as a 7″ between Deerhoof and Busdriver (MC Regan Farquhar), Hoofdriver features Busdriver recording new lyrics and vocals over the Deerhoof’s song “I Did Crimes For You.”

But really, Hoofdriver is the best one? What about Busdeer? Or Deerbus? Or Deerdriver? The compilation formed when Deerhoof accidently sent Farquhar the wrong instrumental track to sing over. By the time they realized their mistake, Busdriver had already recorded lyrics too awesome to ignore.

The 7″ will be out on a limited 1,000 copy-run in yellow vinyl. Meanwhile, Deerhoof have also released a new track from their two-month CD release party. The song “Must Fight Current” can be found over at