First impressions are meant to mean a lot – and the sight of a Best Coast cover and the header image of a Cat on Milezo’s bandcamp page pretty much sets you up expecting to be hit by some sunkissed pop, heavy on mentions of weed and lost love with at least half of the output being sponsored by a major corporation. But the strange thing about Bethany Cosentino is the way her career is split almost in two, with the weirdo drone of Pocahaunted that characterised the early years and the radio friendly tunes of Crazy For You, with a small period of demos bridging the two.
It’s that last section that most influences these pieces, pop music taken and distorted beyond recognition, heavy on the experimental but playful with it, too. This is lo-fi in it’s original sense, with the recordings scruffy more out of necessity than as a virtue of aesthetics, but it certainly adds to the ambience with an almost dream-pop lilt added to the tracks. Largely the work of Miles Kelley with a couple of extra hands drafted in for the odd cameo, there’s certainly a gem or two beneath all of the rough. Someone, somewhere must be planning to put this out on a cassette, and once that happens Milezo will have finally found it’s natural home.