Just in time for those Dog Days of Summer Lovin’, Best Coast is out with West-Side-Story-meets-Grease video for “Our Deal,” directed by actress/producer director Drew Barrymore. Barrymore and Bethany Cosentino met after a Best Coast show (for which Barrymore bought a ticket months in advance), and soon after decided to collaborate on visuals for the sad, dreamy track off of the band’s debut, Crazy For You. The pairing makes for an almost smack-yourself-in-the-forehead kind of sense: One sweet-yet-tattered-around-the-edges girl teaming up with another to tell the tale of love gone awry.
Packed with fresh-faced stars like Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass),Tyler Posey (MTV’s Teen Wolf) and Donald Glover (Community), Barrymore adds “Our Deal” to her short list of directing credits — her debut came just two years ago with the roller-girl action flick, Whip It. Here she continues with that playful streak, blending kitsch-retro costumes and dance numbers with a dark, twisted ending. Certainly a new take on Best Coast’s sunny disposition, though it does reveal the melancholy side of her songwriting much better than her previous clips.
For behind-the-scenes shots from the set, check out this photo gallery: