Indie lo-fi dream pop merchants, Beach Fossils, play Sacramento on Aug. 15

Photograph by Christopher Petrus

By Eddie Jorgensen

It’s been 14 years since this Brooklyn-based quartet formed; and while it only took a year to release its self-titled album on the boutique label Captured Tracks, the group has since taken its time releasing singles, an EP and four full-length albums. That cumulative work has a led to a fanbase in Sacramento that can see Beach Fossils play on Aug. 15.  

“Bunny” is the band’s latest album on Bayonet Records. It recalls the dreamy vibe of early Beach Boys, and other shoegaze greats, yet doesn’t sound dated or derivative at all. Standout tracks like “Anything is Anything” take the listener on a heady, sonic journey and move at a slow, methodical pace into an inevitable close.

Beach Fossils’ pastel pop has grabbed them a loyal following. It’s also landed the group spots on many coveted festivals. Tracks like “Feel So High” continue to show why they’re a headliner when touring, while their first single and video “Don’t Fade Away” reflects on artists who still have a lot of gas left in their ethereal tank.

Today, the band includes lead vocalist and guitarist Dustin Payseur, guitarist Tommy Davidson, bassist Jack Doyle Smith and drummer Anton Hochheim. Beach Fossils’ upcoming show at the Toyota Amphitheatre includes rapper Post Malone, who’s on his ‘If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying’ tour. Lawn seats are $100 while standing room Pit tickets are a whopping $549.50 and can be purchased at Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm. All ages are welcome. The Toyota Amphitheatre is located at 2677 Forty Mile Road in Wheatland.

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