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Brooklyn duo Coasting have accidentally boogie-boarded their way into a not-so-chill wave of ecstatic local surf-punk, adding their own distorto-crunchy twist. Less bubblegum than Beachniks, more lo-fi than Real Estate, and more jaded than Best Coast, the two gals in Coasting are more mature, more unhinged and more demented. They were raised on a steady diet of Cramps records, kiwi punk deep cuts, and Todd P shows--in fact, drummer Fiona Cambell and guitarist Madison Farmer met while they were building and managing stages and for various Todd P events. Campbell, a New Zealand native who had logged time in NZ rockers the Coolies, had been in Brooklyn for four years but was hesitant to form a new band until just recently. "I was so scared to play music with anyone because things can get serious so quickly," says Campbell. "Madison has such an awesome attitude about it: 'Lets just mess around and see what happens.'" Their de facto theme song "Coasting" is a great example of this serendipitous motto. Recorded a laptop the duo had perched on a couch, "Coasting" showcases everything this band is great at in one spontaneous burst--barbaric drum pound, playful shore-licking surf riffs, skuzzy waves of static, and an anarchic joy somewhere between vintage NYC scumfuckery and the bear hugs of contemporary nu-fi. Stay tuned for their debut 7", set to be the second release on promising, brand-spankin-new noize-surf label Group Tightener.More »