Thursday, February 28
Giving Buffalo fans just enough time to absorb their salt water and sun soaked new album, Clash The Truth—released on February 19—Beach Fossils play the Tralf Music Hall on Thursday (Feb 28). Part garage rock, part surf rock, the four-piece band seems to be at the center of the Brooklyn indie rock scene. After former guitarist Zachary Cole Smith left to join like-minded lo-fi rock band, and Brooklyn natives, DIIV, Beach Fossils frontman Dustin Payseur hit the studio with drummer Tommy Gardner and producer Ben Greenberg—also of the Men—to create what would become the band’s second full-length album, Clash The Truth. Full of the familiar sounds of snappy drums and jangly guitars that made their 2010 self-titled stand out, Clash The Truth is essentially a sequel. Though the record toes the line of aggressive surf rock established on the bands’ self-titled record, producer Greenberg didn’t simply duplicate the lo-fi production values found on that album. There is a lot more space on Clash The Truth for the band’s clean reverberated guitars and driving bass to roam around in between Payseurs spacey vocals and Garnders flattened drums. If this band wasn’t already on your indie-rock radar, then their latest record should put them there just in time to catch them live this week.
– cory perla
7pm The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. (852-2860 / tralfmusichall.com) $12 advance, $14 day of show