I just recently(Yesterday) started a lo-fi/noise/beachy sounding band with my roommate after teaching her the basics of bass.
I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations of really beachy sounding lo-fi bands.
By beachy, I mean like Best Coast's early demos (Where The Boys Are/Make You Mine) and The Vivian Girls stuff.
I was also wondering if there are any bands like that with boys singing. We're sharing vocals and it'd be cool to hear some stuff like that.
Thanks so much!
Um, Jan & Dean?
I think you would enjoy the Romance Novels.
Not quite sure what "beachy" means, as it isn't a term I'm familiar with, and you may already be listening to this stuff, but for lo-fi, fuzzy pop I'd say go back to the C86 stuff from the mid-80s.
Bands like The Pastels (male vocals), Shop Assistants and Tallulah Gosh are definite predecessors to the Vivian Girls. I'd also check out some early My Bloody Valentine (male vocals) and Black Tambourine.
From what you describe, when i think newer bands i immediately think of:
Peach Kelli Pop
also check out the band she drums in...the white wires...below
....and of course, the Trashwomen and the Brentwoods