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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

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    2 songs

    Indie Party

    Indie Party
    2 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
    2 songs

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    1 song

    Adult Rock

    1 song

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

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