Beach Fossils

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
In 2010, there were a lot of bands doing roughly the same thing as Beach Fossils. Namely, a lo-fi take on the indie pop sound with loads of reverb, guitar parts reminiscent of surf music, simple-to-rudimentary drums, and innocent, almost deadpan vocals. Many of the bands are on the same label, Captured Tracks. Many of them are one-person outfits, as well. In this case the one person being Dustin Payseur. Of all the bands operating in this general area, Beach Fossils is one of the best and their self-titled record works as one of the early landmarks of the sound. It's hard to pinpoint exactly why, though it helps that Payseur's songs are instantly catchy and his voice betrays...
See more details below
CD
$40.84
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$42.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $21.75   
  • New (3) from $21.74   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
In 2010, there were a lot of bands doing roughly the same thing as Beach Fossils. Namely, a lo-fi take on the indie pop sound with loads of reverb, guitar parts reminiscent of surf music, simple-to-rudimentary drums, and innocent, almost deadpan vocals. Many of the bands are on the same label, Captured Tracks. Many of them are one-person outfits, as well. In this case the one person being Dustin Payseur. Of all the bands operating in this general area, Beach Fossils is one of the best and their self-titled record works as one of the early landmarks of the sound. It's hard to pinpoint exactly why, though it helps that Payseur's songs are instantly catchy and his voice betrays no smirkiness, just pure innocence. The focus and clarity of his playing and arrangement also give the record an originality that lets the record stand out from the hissing crowd. No one else (apart from the Drums and their naggingly omnipresent "Let's Go Surfing" or maybe Surfer Blood with "Swim") has written a song as radio-ready as "Daydream." More impressively, that song is only one of many shining examples of on-the-cheap pop that hits like the blunt end of an axe. Beach Fossils may be very 2010 but they aren't just along for the ride, they're driving the bandwagon.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/2010
  • Label: Ais
  • EAN: 9332727017834
  • Catalog Number: 2701783
  • Sales rank: 167,684

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sometimes (2:55)
  2. 2 Youth (2:36)
  3. 3 Vacation (3:46)
  4. 4 Lazy Day (3:04)
  5. 5 Twelve Roses (2:20)
  6. 6 Daydream (3:04)
  7. 7 Golden Age (4:45)
  8. 8 Window View (4:05)
  9. 9 The Horse (2:45)
  10. 10 Wide Awake (3:05)
  11. 11 Gathering (1:35)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beach Fossils Primary Artist
Technical Credits
John Pena Composer, Engineer
Dustin Payseur Composer, Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously