fall into a bad romance with this dark california duo.

by liza darwin

In Katy Perry's version of California, Daisy Dukes, Snoop Dogg, and gin cocktails are as native to the state as It girls and traffic on the 405. But every so often we're craving the darker flipside to all this sunshine-y goodness, and this time around it comes in the form of gorgeously foggy pop.

L.A. boy-girl pair Tashaki Miyaki first caught the attention of record label The Sound of Sweet Nothing (also home to other favorites like Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Gross Magic) for their haunting cover of the Everly Brothers' classic track "All I Have to Do is Dream." Now they're being touted as the female Jesus and Mary Chain thanks to dreamy songs like "Somethin' is Better Than Nothin,'" and we're not about to argue.

With molasses-thick vocals blanketed in reverberating guitar riffs, this lo-fi gem is the ultimate winter anthem... California girl or not. You can buy their new EP here, but first, check out the Juan Iglesias-directed video for the single below.

Tashaki Miyaki - Somethin' Is Better Than Nothin' from The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing on Vimeo.