The jangly, self-recorded ramblings of Brooklyn's Dustin Payseur, Beach Fossils offers hauntingly catchy tunes that blend the energy of an impulsive road trip with the melodious wandering of a lucid dream. Sun drenched riffs, kaleidoscopic rhythms and hazy lyrics saturate Beach Fossils' first release, a s/t album with a carefree vibe perfectly summed up through song titles such as "Daydream," "Vacation," and "Lazy Day."
Beach Fossils' debut 7" was released by Captured Tracks in Winter 2009, followed by their first full-length LP in May 2010, and the What a Pleasure EP in 2011. They are currently at work on a full-length album to be released later this year, whose lead single appears on the Shallow 7".
Aside from founder Payseur, each band member is currently working on his own side project, as of early 2012: guitarist Zachary Cole Smith now heads up a side project, DIIV; bassist John Pe?a's solo project is Heavenly Beat; and drummer Tommy Gardner's is Crush. Former guitarist Christopher Sennott Burke is currently working on his own side project, Fabric.