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Beach Fossils

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  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Recent Activity: 07.29.16 If I had a dollar for every seltzer water I drank, I wouldn't have spent all my money on seltzer water
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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
10.08.16 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC Canada
10.12.16 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA US
10.13.16 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA US

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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 »


  • 07.29.16 If I had a dollar for every seltzer water I drank, I wouldn't have spent all my money on seltzer water
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  • 07.25.16 Remember when art/music/poetry used to go hand in hand with protest?
  • 07.25.16 When artists call out problems like racism, sexism, political corruption & general dissatisfaction with the world, everyone loses their shit
  • 07.25.16 Beyond stoked to announce our return to Mexico City on September 10th at @PLOPRadioMX 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽 💚❤️ https://t.co/MdHb2oni5c
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  • 07.18.16 Artisté rendering of the show we are about to play https://t.co/3YHO1mdmPC
  • 07.18.16 RT @SummerStage: The show must go on!! As of right now @TheFeeliesNJ and @beachfossils will still play tonight in #CentralPark! Stay tuned…
  • 07.18.16 RT @SummerStage: TONIGHT: @TheFeeliesNJ + @beachfossils at #SummerStage16 in#CentralPark. Doors open at 6pm. #FREE https://t.co/dbi8RNzn9k