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Album Review: Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils

Album Review: Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils

Tuesday 30th November, 2010 10:03AM

Beach Fossil’s music sounds so instantly familiar you’re not sure if you haven’t heard this all before. And while, it’s easy to make innumerable comparisons to this Brooklyn three-piece (e.g. Flying Nun, the slacker vibe of Pavement, or at least when Malkmus is feeling happy, or the recent summery trends typified by bands like Best Coast or the Drums) the debut album holds it own due to the quality of frontman Dustin Payseur’s song-writing, and the nailing of the mood. The album captures that languid feeling of summer: that comforting ennui of not having to do anything but that tension that things are soon going to end.

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