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Beach Fossils

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  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Recent Activity: 04.27.16 Upstate NY writing retreat. Living on the river. This is our current home & studio. Swim, record, repeat. https://t.co/gAoiCGCJCC
  • Beach Fossils

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Beach Fossils, a band whose reverb-slicked indie pop compares favorably to acts like Surfer Blood, Best Coast, and the Drums, formed in 2009 as a vehicle for the solo recordings of Dustin Payseur. Bassist John Pena and guitarist Christopher Burke were brought into Beach Fossils' lineup later that year, after Payseur had single-handedly put together the recordings that would comprise the group's first album. Beach Fossils' debut 7" single, Daydream/Desert Sand, was released on Captured Tracks in February 2010; their self-titled album was released on the same label later that year. Pena and Payseur worked together on the group's next release, 2011's What a Pleasure EP, before Pena left to focus on his own group Heavenly Beat. The next Beach Fossils album featured drummer Tommy Gardner and production from the Men's Ben Greenberg. Clash the Truth was issued in early 2013 on Captured Tracks.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
06.06.16 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL US

eMusic Features


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Clad in an oversized knit sweater, his bleach-blond hair pointing at a half-dozen different angles, DIIV frontman Z. Cole Smith prefaces our chat with a disclaimer: He never expected the band to go anywhere. And yet, on the cusp of releasing their debut Oshin, DIIV (changed from DIVE out of respect for the 1990s Belgian industrial band of the same name) has already surpassed Smith's modest expectations —which didn't extend far past hanging out with… more »


Label Profile: Captured Tracks

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

File Under: Ragged, guitar-based indie pop; jangle-'n'-reverb forever! Flagship Acts: Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing, the Fresh & Onlys, the Girls At Dawn Based In: Brooklyn, New York When I first meet Mike Sniper, he's drinking Patron Silver at an Oyster Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. From any other record executive, the scene would be typical to the point of almost seeming mundane. But Sniper is the founder of the tiny, ragged Brooklyn indie Captured Tracks, a label that prizes… more »


  • 04.27.16 Upstate NY writing retreat. Living on the river. This is our current home & studio. Swim, record, repeat. https://t.co/gAoiCGCJCC
  • 04.22.16 RT @thefader: Synth oddball @jerrypaperreal announces new concept album with “Ginger & Ruth.” https://t.co/mBPBNrWIgH https://t.co/Uc318wak…
  • 04.20.16 Playing Live: New York, NY - Jul 18 at SummerStage, Central Park https://t.co/onTgFhfbcf
  • 04.20.16 RT @ohmyrockness: The Feelies + @beachfossils play a FREE Central Park @SummerStage show on 7/18 SAVE THE DATE https://t.co/bklA2KKKXx http…
  • 04.19.16 RT @ohmyrockness: DOPE lineup for NYU's Strawberry Fest on 5/6. FREE! @mitskileaks @porches_hiii @beachfossils https://t.co/6yBptnDWvA http…
  • 04.19.16 RT @brooklynvegan: .@mitskileaks, @porches_hiii, @beachfossils & more playing NYU Strawberry Fest https://t.co/gZvRvraqOJ https://t.co/xqQv…
  • 04.18.16 Just Announced: Chicago, IL - Jun 5 at Do Division Street Fest https://t.co/jXsaJXqgg7
  • 04.18.16 Just Announced: New York, NY - May 6 at NYU Strawberry Fest 2016 https://t.co/hruS1V6YBD
  • 04.14.16 RT @ohmyrocknessCHI: Just Announced: @beachfossils playing @theemptybottle on 6/6. Tickets on sale now. #DOPE https://t.co/oLH7w5wPeA https…
  • 04.12.16 Just Announced: Chicago, IL - Jun 6 at The Empty Bottle https://t.co/P1CN9EnL4X
  • 04.11.16 Shedding a single tear watching live Jeff Buckley videos.
  • 04.10.16 People who love to rock/punk or whatever but don't respect rap are complete idiots. Rap is the avant-garde. Don't be a poseur.