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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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    Indie Party

    Indie Party
    2 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
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    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
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    Adult Rock

    1 song

    Relax Trax

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

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