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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 delayed guitars, gauzy vocals, and kraut-intoned undertow. Its melody and vocal treatment are slight, and airy, but charged and strong enough to sustain a worthy remix by fellow Beach Fossil… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 4, 2011 - 12:52 pm

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,” a spare, rhythmic track with echoes of the xx. More »

By: 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 in mind, and certain ’10 records still ringing in our ears, we put our heads together and thought about some of last year’s favorites that, for some reason or other, didn’t… More »

By: Stereogum / January 13, 2011 - 1:11 pm

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. Beach Fossils (with Cloud Nothings’s TJ Duke on guitar) could easily fit in with L.A.’s Abe Vigoda, Best Coast, etc. (they’ve got the right name, too), and Twin Sister played… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 29, 2010 - 2:32 pm

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) everybody had just spent two days locked inside at the mercy of the snowicane and 2) the opening band was the morning benders, a late add to a heavy bill… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 1, 2010 - 2:36 pm

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 goes deeper and more distant than a few summers past. (To give you a sense of his aesthetic before you listen, he has a full-length forthcoming via Woodsist/Captured Tracks, who are… More »

By: brandon / December 16, 2009 - 10:53 am

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 bands we’ll be watching much more closely in Sleigh Bells and Golden Silvers, the day delivered solid lineups at every turn. I joined photographer Jessica Amaya at ForceField’s day party… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 23, 2009 - 11:30 am

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 some train tracks in Bushwick (or “East Williamsburg,” if your real estate agent is shady). The rosters of the Woodsist and Captured Tracks labels joined lo-fi forces with Todd P… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 6, 2009 - 9:32 am
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