Photo by Kohei Kawashima
Beach Fossils debuted in 2010 with a sound that could be alternately breezy or nervy, but the Brooklyn band only got chillier over time, resulting in the gloomy 2013 album Clash The Truth. Some time off seems like it’s reinvigorated the group, though. Somersault is Beach Fossil’s first album in four years, and it’ll be released via Bayonet Records, which singer/guitarist Dustin Payseur started with his wife Kate Garcia in the intervening time. “This Year” shines a light on the group’s post-punk jangle, even adding some strings to the mix. “This year, I told myself, would be a better one,” Payseur coos, a close cousin to the swooning drama of The The’s “This Is The Day.” “This Year” has the sound of a resolution slowly solidifying into reality.
“This Year” appears on Somersault, out June 2.
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