TVD Recommends: Beach Fossils at DC9, 3/1

The first time I saw Beach Fossils, they played a barely attended show at The Velvet Lounge, on tour right before their self-titled LP was released.  I remember vividly walking right up to Dustin Payseur and telling him how fantastic I thought they were, and he charmingly thanked me and told me they would be back soon touring to promo the full-length LP.

It’s been a few years since then, and now Beach Fossils headline a sold-out DC9 this Friday, touring in support of Clash The Truth, the band’s second full-length LP released on Captured Tracks.

Originally a solo performer, Payseur has cycled through many musicians to eventually form Beach Fossils. While Cole Smith of DIIV got away, an energetic stage presence still persists, and Brooklyn’s Beach Fossils have amassed a large following.   Clash the Truth, produced by The Men’s Ben Greenberg, strides past “bedroom project”  towards something this is more punk in its roots.

Look, I’m just going to put it to you this way. They’re on Captured Tracks, so you know they’ve gotta be good.   I’m a huge fan of this label and a furious completest when it comes to collecting their catalog on vinyl.   Heavily curated,  the sounds of Captured Tracks are exemplified in Beach Fossils: dreamy, moody, and wistful, yet ultimately punk rock and DIY at the core.

More than a couple tracks stand out on Clash the Truth, but “In Vertigo” featuring Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead is a knock out. Basically, the bottom line is that I freaking love Beach Fossils and can’t wait to see them tomorrow.

Young Rapids along with Go Cozy will be joining Beach Fossils at DC9.  Check out our interview with Young Rapids… We hope you got tix to see all of them tomorrow night!

Photo: Terri Nguyen

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