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Beach Fossils, Negative Gemini


The dawn of a new decade makes it easy to slip into nostalgia. For Beach Fossils, the year’s change holds extra weight, as it marks the 10th anniversary of their self-titled debut. Beach Fossils swept the band onto the indie scene with a hazy sound that kept listeners a handbreadth away as the voice of lead songwriter Dustin Payseur drifted in through the fog. Their tenure in the scene has brought changes with it, and their latest exploration, Somersault, adds new layers of instrumentation without obscuring the honest lyrics. Involving all three bandmates in the writing this time, they built a lush, shining sound that befits a dreaming band in motion.