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In the mid-’00s, we witnessed a torrent of new bands with “wolf” in their names. Among the acts with lupine roots were Wolf Parade, Wolfmother, We Are Wolves, Sea Wolf, Wolf & Cub, and more. It got old, as trends do, and we reached Canis lupus critical mass in 2009 with Wolf Gang. The gentler… More »

Zachary Cole Smith opens the door wearing a collarless white button-down shirt so big it could pass for a nightgown. The 28-year-old DIIV frontman is also rocking a leather ball cap over his light brown shoulder-length locks, plus baggy white shorts and black low-cut shoes with tall black socks climbing up his calves. Short, slight,… More »

It’s the last Monthly Mix of 2012, sweet people. We did it! It hasn’t been an easy run over in this corner of the blog, to be honest. This year saw an ever-diminishing store of free MP3 downloads, as artists increasingly preferred promoting their songs in a streaming fashion, via Soundcloud and its ilk. Which… More »

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Stream Laced Laced EP

As a band, Laced resemble an amalgamation of vantage points, built from different takes on punk. There's frontman Dustin Payseur of Beach Fossils, a jangly,…
Charles Innis | October 29, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Laced – “Clear”

Dustin Payseur got his start with Beach Fossils back during peak chillwave but, since they haven't released an album since 2013, he's been busy with…
James Rettig | September 10, 2015 - 6:07 pm

Bruce Smear – “Pick And Roll” (Stereogum Premiere)

Tommy Davidson plays in the chilled-out Brooklyn indie band Beach Fossils, but in his own time he produces music under the name Bruce Smear, whose…
Miles Bowe | July 15, 2014 - 11:07 am

The Snow – “Memory Loss”

The Snow is a new supergroup featuring three frontmen of dreamy new wave and post-punk bands: Beach Fossils' Dustin Payseur, Wild Nothing's Jack Tatum, and…
Chris DeVille | March 10, 2014 - 11:21 am

Beach Fossils – “Generational Synthetic” Video

The fizzy, jangly Brooklyn indie-poppers Beach Fossils released their sophomore album Clash The Truth way back in February, but they're just now getting around to…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2013 - 11:51 am

Captured Tracks Five-Year Anniversary Festival @ The Well, Brooklyn, NY 8/31/13 & 9/1/13

Over the past five years, Brooklyn indie label Captured Tracks has delivered a meticulously curated output, from superstars-in-their-own-right DIIV, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, and Mac…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 3, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Stream Beach Fossils Clash The Truth

Beach Fossils have already given us "Careless" and "Generational Synthetic" from their upcoming sophomore effort, so we know that we're in for another dose of…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 12, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Beach Fossils – “Generational Synthetic”

We're a month out from the release of Clash The Truth, the sophomore album from perennially chill Brooklyn reverb-rockers Beach Fossils. Last month, the band…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2013 - 12:28 pm

Beach Fossils – “Careless”

Diffuse Brooklyn guitar-twinklers Beach Fossils released their pretty great self-titled debut in 2010, and they've since spun off side projects like DIIV and Heavenly Beat.
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2012 - 11:23 am

Northside 2012 In Photos

Northside registered some memorable moments this year, from Kitty Pryde living the meme at Knitting Factory to a sold out Cameo Lounge for Stereogum’s showcase
Amrit Singh | June 18, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Heavenly Beat – “Tradition”

Beach Fossils bassist John Peña started releasing music as Heavenly Beat just last October, but he's already dropped a pair of 7" singles, and he's…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2012 - 2:35 pm

Heavenly Beat – “Messiah”

Heavenly Beat, the solo project from Beach Fossils bassist John Peña, has already released two singles this year, and he'll soon follow them up with…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Beach Fossils – “Shallow” Video

The video for Beach Fossils' lazy-but-propulsive new single "Shallow" is one of these tour-life deals, collecting on- and off-stage footage from the past few years…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Beach Fossils Cover Slowdive (Stereogum Premiere)

A little while back, we posted a How To Dress Well cover of Xiu Xiu from a forthcoming fundraising compilation, The Ad Hoc Comp, a…
Corban Goble | February 27, 2012 - 11:38 am

Beach Fossils – “Lessons”

Last week we heard Beach Fossils' new single, "Shallow," and sure enough, that release's B-side recently surfaced. Stream "Lessons," another needling, dreamy rock track, below.
Corban Goble | February 8, 2012 - 11:40 am

Beach Fossils – “Shallow”

Though Beach Fossils members like Cole Smith and John Peña have taken time to do their own thing lately (with their bands Dive and Heavenly
Corban Goble | February 2, 2012 - 3:38 pm

Heavenly Beat – “Faithless”

Beach Fossils bassit John Peña has a new solo side project called Heavenly Beat. He's already released on 7" single, and we posted both of…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2011 - 3:05 pm