Remember Jason Schwartzman? You know, the former drummer for Phantom Planet....the dude that was in a couple of decent flicks. (by decent, I actually mean quite decent.....Rushmore and I Heart Huckabees were fantastic).
Well, he's back with another band. This time its called Coconut Records....and its composed of him and him only. He writes and plays everything, and sings most everything (Kirsten Dunst actually drops in for some background vocals). He just put out an album, Nighttiming, and its currently available on eMusic. So.....if you likes, you should go gets.
Its quite a diverse pop album, but pop in just about every since of the word. Phantom Planet was pretty poppy as well, but in a good way. I actually liked that "California" song before The O.C. killed it. This album has a very Ben Kweller sound to it.....which isn't a bad thing. It was produced by Michael Einziger (he of the Incubus lead guitar fame), another musician which I've always kinda appreciated. A few of the songs seem straight out of the "Writing Beatles Songs for Dummies" handbook. But, for whatever reason, i don't particularly mind that either. Its not like their cranking out a new record anytime soon. So, if you liked Phantom Planet, or even Ben Kweller.....check out this shizz. Then go watch Darjeeling Limited....which should be coming out soon. Should be a witty good time.
Coconut Records - West Coast
Coconut Records - Ask Her to Dance