THROWBACK THURSDAY: Beach Fossils Live at Hype Machine's Hype Hotel
    • THURSDAY, MARCH 02, 2017

    • Posted by: Kirsten Spruch

    Beach Fossils just announced their new album Somersault along with the lead single, "This Year." In a press release, frontman Dustin Payseur talked about the track, which is "about facing mistakes you've made, aiming to work on it and better yourself, but ending up making the same mistakes again. It's kind of an endless loop. People always aim to make New Year's resolutions, get a fresh start, but ultimately fall back into these old bad habits."

    But this year, it feels like the Brooklyn-based band really is blooming in the sonic world. In honor of this new announcement, we're throwing it all the way back to 2013 (yeah, that's already four years ago) when we filmed the band's live concert at Hype Machine's Hype Hotel. Although it was an easy breezy show, it was just as angsty. Only on their first song of the set, "Clash The Truth," Payseur dives into the crowd aggressively raising the energy and then finishes it off later by screaming "fuck all of you!" with a distorted effect on his mic. This new single though, emits a sense of clarity. They still have their lovable edge, but they're at piece with themselves - incorporating acoustic guitar and melancholic lyrics. "I told myself I'd be a better friend / I'll meet you on the other side of life," Payseur sings, and it looks like they are finding another side to things.

    The new album Somersault will be available on June 2nd via Bayonet Records.

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