Beach Fossils performing live at SXSW
|Origin||Brooklyn, New York|
|Genres||Indie rock, lo-fi, indie pop, Surf rock|
|Associated acts||Red Romans, Heavenly Beat, DIIV, Dream Cop|
Beach Fossils is an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2009. The group currently includes Dustin Payseur, Tommy Gardner, Jack Doyle Smith and Tommy Davidson. They are known for their lo-fi, atmospheric sound and Payseur's vocal style.
Formed in 2009, the act was originally a means to expand the solo project of Dustin Payseur, whose full name is James Dustin Payseur. That same year, bassist John Peña and guitarist Christopher Burke were recruited as the lineup for their initial tour. Their debut single, Daydream/Desert Sand was released in February 2010 on Captured Tracks. In May 2010, their self-titled debut album was released, met with favorable reviews.
The following years saw a number of changes to their lineup. In 2010 Christopher Burke left the band to pursue other interests, namely his solo project, Red Romans, followed by John Peña in 2011, who was replaced by Jack Doyle Smith. Peña formed Heavenly Beat, and guitarist Cole Smith left for his solo project, DIIV. In late 2010, Tommy Gardner stepped in as the drummer and Tommy Davidson joined in late 2012 to form their current lineup. Clash the Truth was released in early 2013, peaking at number 40 on the Independent Albums chart.
- Beach Fossils (2010)
- Clash the Truth (2013)
Singles and EPs
- Daydream (2010)
- Face It (2010)
- What a Pleasure (2011)
- Careless (2012)
- Shallow (2012)
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