Best Coast and Wavves, Sitting in a Tree

In praise of two great records from California's pre-eminent surf-fuzz power couple

Not pictured: Snacks
Courtesy David Black (Best Coast) and Lauren Dukoff (Wavves)
Not pictured: Snacks

Together, Cosentino and Williams make a sort of ideal SoCal duo: shit-eating grins, Golden Girls reruns, and startling pop gifts. It's about time rock had a proper power couple. They're not exactly Kurt and Courtney—too much weed, not enough heroin/smarts—and their albums feel as ironic and pained, but rarely as earned. So, now that they've found love, what are they gonna do with it?

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