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Beach Fossils

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  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Recent Activity: 08.28.15 Hi fans in China; here's an interview for you, see ya soon :) http://t.co/TFogoQEL7j
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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.

eMusic Features


Who Are…DIIV

By Laura Studarus, Contributor

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 »


  • 08.28.15 Hi fans in China; here's an interview for you, see ya soon :) http://t.co/TFogoQEL7j
  • 08.28.15 RT @splitworks: Meet Bayonet Records, the bleeding-cool record label from the @beachfossils frontman (they're playing at Echo Park!) http:/…
  • 08.17.15 Playing the Echo Park Music Festival in Shanghai, China on September 19th 2015 http://t.co/4Ql020zSUs
  • 07.30.15 Come to @sheastadiumbk Thursday and #GetLaced with @weekendtheband and @regaldegal http://t.co/QzHFnNSQMe
  • 07.24.15 Hey friends! We have been writing and recording so much for our next record and are feeling great… https://t.co/fbrpgR3ZFq
  • 06.26.15 Proud of our guitarist Tommy Davidson's electronic project @BruceSmear check his interview + video on @NoiseyMusic https://t.co/57IFCuVwO2
  • 06.17.15 All right you music freaks! Here's Vol 3 of my Random Goodies playlist series on Spotify: https://t.co/Et0o7d0SII http://t.co/j298j2RnUx
  • 06.12.15 ♫ Today: Brooklyn, NY - Jun 12 at Rough Trade NYC (Bayonet Records + Northside showcase) http://t.co/P42VItf2ls
  • 06.12.15 Come hear us speak with @guardian at @RoughTradeNYC before da gig ya dig big wig http://t.co/IZqC8B5LHV
  • 06.12.15 Hi freakies we sold our souls. If you have tix or a pass, C U tonight at @RoughTradeNYC for the @bayonetrecs showcase http://t.co/HIOQ19uIce
  • 06.11.15 ♫ This Weekend: Brooklyn, NY - Jun 12 at Rough Trade NYC (Bayonet Records + Northside showcase) http://t.co/haPmN5JdCp
  • 06.07.15 ♫ Today: Vancouver, Canada - Jun 7 at Levitation Vancouver http://t.co/xx2bgzaKk3