New: Beach Fossils - "Lessons"

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BEACH FOSSILS

Beach Fossils’ Dustin Payseur has promised new material from his band will take a turn for the edgier, so we were a little surprised when “Shallow,” the band’s latest 7” single on Captured Tracks, sounded, um, exactly like a Beach Fossils song. We’re a little more excited by that track’s b-side, “Lessons,” which plays up the band’s new-wavey interlocked guitars and motorik drums into something a little darker and more interesting.

In the song’s latter half the band get into something pretty new for them, as an underwater interlude breaks into distorted riffs and ghostly layered vocals. We could even stand to see the guys get louder – they’ll have a chance on their as-yet-unannounced second record, which’ll likely be out this year.