Beach Fossils, a band whose distortion-slicked indie pop compares favorably to acts like Best Coast and the Drums, formed in 2009 as a vehicle for the solo recordings of Justin 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 debut album. Beach Fossils' debut 7" single, Daydream/Desert Sand, was released on Captured Tracks in February 2010; their self-titled debut album was slated for release on the same label later that year.
"Shark? is a social utility that connects beer to your face and if you're lucky maybe even a girl, but most likely a PA to your foot and fuzzy memories of midnight tacos. New album SAVIOR out on Old Flame Records Summer 2013."
The Brooklyn based quintet had a busy Spring opening for bands like Cloud Nothings and Howler. The songs are absolutely pop at heart, with endearing hooks and jangly guitars, but there’s an edge that makes them emanate a New York kind of cool. The music is by no means a daunting or pretentious hipness, the tunes are astoundingly accessible with vintage elements from yesteryear; citing The Smiths and ‘50s girl groups as influences while pulling in modern peers such as Deerhunter into the mix. Download their latest EP, Easy Tiger, for free on their bandcamp site.