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Beach Fossils

The indie pop band Beach Fossils formed in 2009 as a vehicle for the reverb-heavy solo recordings of guitarist/vocalist 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. After taking a break, during which the band appeared on the HBO show Vinyl as members of the early-'70s "punk" band "the Nasty Bits," the group began working on a new album. This time out, Payseur involved the other members of the band in the writing process, with both bassist Jack Doyle Smith and guitarist Tommy Davidson contributing ideas. The record was made in various locales in New York City and Los Angeles, including engineer Jonathan Rado's home studio and a cabin in Upstate New York, and featured guest vocals from Slowdive's Rachel Goswell and Cities Aviv. Somersault was released in early 2017 on Bayonet Records, a label Payseur started with his wife Kate Garcia. ~ Margaret Reges
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Stations Featuring
Beach Fossils

    New Indie First

    New Indie First
    2 songs

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    3 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
    3 songs

    Indie Party

    Indie Party
    3 songs

    Adult Alternative

    1 song

    Adult Rock

    1 song

    Relax Trax

    1 song

Albums by
Beach Fossils

Top Songs by
Beach Fossils

  1.   Song
  2.   What a Pleasure
  3.   Daydream
  4.   Tangerine
  5.   This Year
  6.   Social Jetlag
  7.   Out In the Way
  8.   Adversity
  9.   Face It
  10.   Fall Right In
  11.   Sleep Apnea
  12.   Distance
  13.   Shallow
  14.   Sometimes
  15.   Youth
  16.   Careless
  17.   Brighter
  18.   Twelve Roses
  19.   Taking Off
  20.   Be Nothing
  21.   Lazy Day
  22.   Down the Line
  23.   Moments
  24.   May 1st
  25.   That's All for Now
  26.   Clash the Truth
  27.   Vertigo
  28.   Window View
  29.   Birthday
  30.   Wide Awake
  31.   Caustic Cross
  32.   Generational Synthetic
  33.   The Horse
  34.   Closer Everywhere
  35.   Sugar
  36.   Crashed Out
  37.   Golden Age
  38.   Burn You Down
  39.   Vacation
  40.   Gathering
  41.   Calyer
  42.   Desert Sand
  43.   Ascension
  44.   Modern Holiday
  45.   Rise
  46.   Lessons
  47.   In Vertigo
  48.   Saint Ivy

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