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Beach Fossils

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  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Recent Activity: 06.26.16 I love hearing someone blasting music out of their car and then the GPS directions pop off at full volume. YOU ARE ON THE FASTEST ROUTE!!!!!
  • Beach Fossils

  • Beach Fossils

  • Beach Fossils

  • Beach Fossils

  • Beach Fossils


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
07.15.16 The Silver Dollar Toronto, ON Canada
07.18.16 Central Park Summerstage at Rumsey Playfield New York, NY US

eMusic Features


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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 »


  • 06.26.16 I love hearing someone blasting music out of their car and then the GPS directions pop off at full volume. YOU ARE ON THE FASTEST ROUTE!!!!!
  • 06.26.16 The results are in! Looks like you and me and everybody we know, we're all just a bunch of poseurs. V stoked about this, gotta say.
  • 06.24.16 What are u
  • 06.24.16 At a couples massage, can you get a couples happy ending?
  • 06.22.16 Here is my friend Cole rocking a dank Beach Fossils hat. Buy one of these dank hats here: https://t.co/BDbG4e9nvP https://t.co/6ExTD6q3R5
  • 06.21.16 Listening to some new songs and forgot they were my own. I was like "hmm this is a nice track" and went to check who it was...
  • 06.19.16 My hobbies include drinking lots of seltzer water and laughing really hard at my own jokes when I'm alone
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  • 06.16.16 If I seem tired it's because stay up up all night watching Max Fleischer cartoons
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