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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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Dive – “Corvalis” (Stereogum Premiere)

The nascent Brooklyn-based brainchild of Beach Fossils guitarist Z. Cole Smith, Dive's lead (and only) single, "Sometime," is a chilly, chiming, highly promising cut of…
Amrit Singh | October 4, 2011 - 12:52 pm
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Heavenly Beat – “Desire”

Beach Fossils bassist John Peña has a new project called Heavenly Beat, and his debut 7" Suday is coming out next month. Below, download "Desire,"…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2011 - 2:31 pm

The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010

There were more albums released in 2010 than could fit on all the lists released in 2010. (And there were many lists.) With that i…
Stereogum | January 13, 2011 - 1:11 pm
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Bear In Heaven, Twin Sister, Beach Fossils @ The Echo, Los Angeles 7/27/10

Bear In Heaven headlined L.A.’s the Echo, with Twin Sister and Beach Fossils opening. Photographer Andrew Youssef was there to document, and he was impressed.
Amrit Singh | July 29, 2010 - 2:32 pm
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Surfer Blood/the morning benders/Beach Fossils/Grooms/Turbo Fruits @ Market Hotel, Brooklyn 2/27/10

Top to bottom five-band blowout at Market Hotel Saturday night, the DIY space packed tight in time for the opening band's 8:30 set, because 1)…
Amrit Singh | March 1, 2010 - 2:36 pm
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New Beach Fossils – “Time”

Brooklynite Dustin Payseur records dreamy, slightly fuzzed pop as Beach Fossils. Yeah, another "beach" band, but the word "fossils" rightly hints at nostalgia that goe…
brandon | December 16, 2009 - 10:53 am
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CMJ ’09: Wednesday In Photos

As far as full-on noon-to-2AM marathon set hunting goes, Wednesday's spread won't be topped this year. In addition to bringing us memorable sets from two…
Amrit Singh | October 23, 2009 - 11:30 am
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Woodsist/Captured Tracks Fest @ 979 Broadway Backyard, Brooklyn 7/4/09

This past weekend was all about the USA, and nothing says America quite like a day full of shitgaze in a graffitied, degenerated yard under…
Amrit Singh | July 6, 2009 - 9:32 am
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