BEACH FOSSILS UNLEASH NEW LP ‘CLASH THE TRUTH’ – 18TH FEBRUARY ON CAPTURED TRACKS

BEACH FOSSILS UNLEASH NEW LP ‘CLASH THE TRUTH’ – 18TH FEBRUARY ON CAPTURED TRACKS

Beach Fossils began in 2009 as the solo project of Dustin Payseur. Before and after the 2010 release of the S/T debut LP and 2011’s What A Pleasure EP, they performed around the world with a lineup that once featured Cole Smith (DIIV) and John Peńa (Heavenly Beat). They quickly became known for their highly energetic stage show, bringing the recorded work to a volume and tempo that would make even the indie-est of crowds wind up in a frenzy.

Now with a full time drummer (and co-writer of two tracks on the LP) Beach Fossils entered the studio in the fall of 2012 with producer Ben Greenberg of The Men. Instead of merely going from a “bedroom DiY” project to a “better fidelity studio project” the deliberate decision to work with Ben was determined to capture, if not in style, the spirit and enthusiasm of punk and aggressive music in general. To ensure that dynamic, the drums were recorded live in a room with Dustin on bass to give the album a driving and energetic force. Consider the titles “Generational Synthetic,” “Caustic Cross” and “Burn You Down,” it’s easy to see how the record, while not a punk or post-punk record by strict definition, certainly nods to the first major influence of Dustin’s creative spark. The first two notes of the title track that kick the LP off are a clear indicator of where his head was at.

The LP also sees Dustin stretching his songwriting muscles, with the acoustic Lennon-esque “Sleep Apnea” and the dreamy “In Vertigo”, which features the vocals of Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead). All in all WithGuitars concur, it all looks and more importantly sounds good. Released on Captured Tracks on 18th February, ‘Careless’ is the first song available to hear…

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BEACH FOSSILS UNLEASH NEW LP ‘CLASH THE TRUTH’ – 18TH FEBRUARY ON CAPTURED TRACKS