Friday, May 02, 2008

Coconut Records: West Coast

All this while I’ve been listening to Coconut Records, and I just recently found out that the Los Angeles based band, is actually the solo project of Jason Shcwartzman, whom I previously knew as the former love interest of one half of She and Him, the lovely actress who we all know as, Zooey Deschanel. Plus, although Scwhartzman is a pretty accomplished actor having appeared in several films, I only recognized him from Shopgirl (Shopgirl??), but turns out he’s also appeared in Marie Antoinette, The Darjeeling Limited and Dewey Cox, playing the role of Ringo Starr. And I didn’t even notice.

For the sake of all things coconut though, Schwartzman did good in his first release as a solo pop/rock outfit entitled Nighttiming, with special guests including Incubus, Rooney, Zooey Deshanel and Kirsten Dunst. I have to admit, I was more drawn to the band’s name more than anything, and upon listening to this one track, ‘West Coast’ was a tune that didn’t disappoint: sweet-sacharine, summery pop. Very nice indeed.

|mp3| Coconut Records – West Coast

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