When you hear the expression “Beach Fossils” for the first time, you think of the remains of a long-dead animal or plant found on a beach, but lovers of rock music would immediately associate this expression with the indie rock band that has become very important in the world of lo-fi music. The Beach Fossils have successfully carved out a niche for themselves with their lo-fi music production. To learn more about the band, read on.
Beach Fossils – Bio
The band, Beach Fossils, consists of four men whose names are Dustin Payseur, Jack Doyle Smith, Tommy Davidson, and Anton Hochheim. These are the current members of the band from 2019.
Beach Fossils has undergone some changes since its formation in 2009, especially in the band members, as some of them left the band and were replaced by the above-mentioned names.
Beach Fossils was formed in 2009 to support Dustin Payseur’s career as a musician. This year Christopher Sennott Burke and John Pena were hired, the former playing guitar and the latter bass. They joined the band after Payseur had already recorded and compiled all the songs that will make up their debut album of the same name.
In 2010 the band released the single Daydream/Desert Sand, this release was in February, and in May they had released the whole album. The critics loved the album and the band was praised for their production. A great debut album was crucial for the success and growth of the band.
Career: The Aftermath of the Debut Album
Immediately after the release of their first album, Payseur and Pena started work on the band’s next project, the EP What a Pleasure. However, it was after the EP was finished that Pena left the band. The reason for his departure was to form his own band, which he wanted to call Heavenly Group. After he left the band, Tommy Gardener came on board, while Pena was replaced by Zachary Cole Smith on bass.
By 2013 Beach Fossils had released an EP and another album, Clash of Truth. This album made it to the independent album charts, peaking at number 40.
All their albums and EPs were released independently until 2017 when the LP Somersault was released under the record label Bayonet Records, owned by Payseur and his wife Kate Garcia. This was the same year that Gardener left the band for China. His decision to move was made out of a desire to make a change in his career.
Beach Fossils have had a great career, and although the band started out with Payseur having the most power over the band’s creativity by writing and creating the songs, they now work in a much more comprehensive way, with all band members contributing to the writing and creative process by making music for the band.
Everything To Know About The Rock Band
– Most of the band’s songs draw heavily on the personal experiences of Dustin Payseur. He has described the songs as honest insights into his personal life and relationships.
– To keep up with the band, you can follow them on their various social media platforms, where they maintain a high level of activity and keep fans informed about their works. On Instagram, they have more than sixty-six thousand followers and on Twitter, they have pretty much the same number of followers. The Instagram site contains mainly clips and photos from their live performances and studio sessions.
– The Beach Fossils’ performance was scheduled for the Coachella music festival in April 2019.
– The Beach Fossils were part of a TV show. In 2016, the Beach Fossils took a break, and during the break, they performed on the TV show Vinyl. The show was produced by HBO and was a fictional representation of the music industry in 1970s New York. The show, which featured a number of musicians who played real-life musicians, was short-lived and was broadcast only from February 14 to April 17, 2016. Although the band members had no experience in acting, they were able to deliver an impressive performance.