Friday music blogging: Coconut Records
I’ve missed a few Fridays, what with vacation, but don’t worry, our long national nightmare is over: FMB is back.
Today comes a song that was stuck in my head the entire time I was gone: “West Coast,” by Coconut Records.
Coconut Records is Jason Schwartzman, who’s an actor (Rushmore; I Heart Huckabees) and used to be the drummer for a band called Phantom Planet. It’s a solo project — Schwartzman wrote all the songs, played all the instruments, and did the bulk of the singing — and damn is it good. If you like catchy, hummable, sing-alongable indie pop anyway.
As far as I know it isn’t available as a physical product in stores, and won’t be — only on various download services.