BESTiE – “Asleep On The Bus”
Pairs Well With…Cayucas, Vampire Weekend, Surfer Blood
As you may derive from the “pairs with” above, BESTiE specializes in breezy pop-rock, but what separates the Canadian upstarts is the hazy dream pop that intertwines with gripping, percussive rhythms. The tropicalia nature of a track like “Pineapple” somehow remains authentic even though BESTiE, in its purest sense, is so far away from those Caribbean roots. BESTiE is catchy, but far from overbearing. Aim for an early afternoon set with BESTiE at SXSW and get ready to welcome Spring with open ears and arms. The band’s debut No Bad Day is due sometime this year.