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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

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    Top Indie
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    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    1 song

    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
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    Relax Trax

    Relax Trax
    1 song

Albums by
Beach Fossils

Top Songs by
Beach Fossils

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

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