Yet another branch of the Elephant 6 collective family tree, Marshmallow Coast
was the alias of avant popster Andy Gonzales, also a satellite member of both Of Montreal
and the Music Tapes. Outside of an EP, The Scent of Credibility, and a split single with Midget & Hairs, Marshmallow Coast
was little known prior to the 1999 release of their Kindercore label debut LP, Seniors and Juniors
. Released in 2001, Ride the Lightning featured members of Of Montreal
as the backing band, while 2003’s Misra-released Antistar relied mostly on Gonzales and flutist Sara Kirkpatrick. Say It in Slang arrived in 2006, and was the first record to reflect the band’s name change to M Coast. In 2011 the band put out Seniors and Juniors Strikes Back, which featured re-recordings of the songs on Marshmallow Coast
's debut, along with a handful of new tracks.