Add Piñata Jones to the list of fake rock bands we wish were real. The new indie film, Coast, is a coming-of-age story set in rural California, about a music lover and rocker-in-the-making named Abby, who falls for Dave. Obviously, Dave is frontman of said fake rock band, which is also composed of another real-life band, The Ceremonies.
“Dave” is played by Kane Ritchotte, a drummer and childhood friend of the sisters HAIM, whose real-life band more* is opening for them on their summer tour. But after hearing “Problem Child,” a song composed by Grouplove’s Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi, Alex Walker, and produced by Lovecats, we wouldn’t blame any fans hoping for a Piñata Jones cameo IRL. In this exclusive video clip from the film, Ritchotte sings as Dave in Piñata Jones in a local barn.
Coast was produced by writer and comedian Dani Leonard (the host of the live storytelling show Adult Sex Ed). The film is in many ways an homage to bands like Hüsker Dü, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Joy Division, and stars Fátima Ptacek, who is perhaps best known as the longtime voice of “Dora” in Dora The Explorer.
Coast is available to stream via VOD now and on-demand through Apple, Amazon, Google, Vudu, Xbox, and Hoopla. Check out the trailer below.