Best Coast is a state of mind. The reverberated guitars, smooth vocals, and lyrics about crushes on boys, crushes on California, or crushes on crushes, all serve to take the brain and shift it into this place of solitary love-sickness, or perhaps just lackadaisical beach bumming. Best Coast's debut, Crazy For You
, was full of this attractive laziness, and the production matched-- guitars were tubular, and the glean of the coat of reverb splashed on every track was a welcome blurring of the edges. Now with producer Jon Brion, famed for his epic fights against the sophomore slump (see Late Registration
for more details on his successes), Best Coast is a bit more polished, but no less sunny.