Best Coast: 3
Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: 14
Well, there you have it. Would it make any sense for me to vote at this point? Probably not, eh? If I vote for Best Coast, it feels like a pity vote. If, on the other hand, I go for Matt & the gang, it feels like playing it safe. I'm not sure which makes me more uncomfortable, this or when it's up to me to break (or make!) a tie. Still, we gotta do what we gotta do...
There was something off about Best Coast, and I felt it from the first time I heard it, but I couldn't put my finger on it. Then someone made the comment that Best Coast sounded like they were trying too hard, and that nailed it. The Sweeney duo, on the other hand, sounds like they were born to this song.
So, after much deliberation—seriously, I really do like both versions—goes to Sweeney & 'Prince'.
See you all on the 1st! In the meantime, happy blogging :)
P.S. — FAE, I'm going to miss you. Thank you for almost a year of BoTB fun!