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Beach Fossils : Clash The Truth

Beach Fossils - Clash The Truth

Brooklyn’s Beach Fossils made a pretty big splash with the release of their eponymous debut album back in 2010, but when touring members Cole Smith and John Pena left in quick succession to concentrate on their own projects – DIIV and Heavenly Beat respectively – founder Dustin Payseur didn’t take it to heart. Along with drummer Tommy Gardner and producer Ben Greenberg (The Men), Payseur channelled the frantic energy for which the band’s live shows had become known into sophomore LP Clash The Truth (out February 19), punching out the rhythm tracks live in a room to set a driving tempo that dictates the record’s urgent post-punk feel; the wistful melodies, jangly guitars and dreamy synth textures are still present and correct too, making this another irresistably infectious winner from the Captured Tracks camp. Listen to “Generational Synthetic” below.


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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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