One of my favorite new bands, Beach Fossils, is finally getting around to following up the Daydream/Desert Sand 7'' with a proper full length on Captured Tracks.
After finally getting my hands on the record, I can say with confidence that the buzz is deserved and the CMJ hype didn't go far enough. Beach Fossils make immediate, textured indie-pop that sounds like Real Estate on speed, which is still pretty laid-back but quickens the pulse of the tropical waves vibing off their reverb-drenched guitars. "Twelve Roses" is maybe the most immediately awesome previously-unheard Beach Fossils song to show up on the LP. I want to make a video for this song featuring a young boy lost in the uniform expanses of suburbia with only his Schwinn and the sunshine for company. Or something.
mp3->Beach Fossils - Twelve Roses (from Beach Fossils, out 5/25 on Captured Tracks)
After you've jammed on that, head on over to Insound to see an awesome live session of the band playing some tracks from the album. It's good; go there.