Snap Sounds: Beach Fossils

Snap Sounds: Beach Fossils

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BEACH FOSSILS
What a Pleasure
(Captured Tracks)

Beach Fossils' music possesses a brisk energy that -- while sonically akin to great '80s records on labels such as Postcard and Sarah -- feels contemporary, or at least youthful. The group lost a guitarist after its debut album last year, yet its guitar sound remains its strong point: the jangly melodicism of this eight-song EP's title track is early Johnny Marr-caliber, and the harmonic momentum of "Fall Right In" results in maybe the best Beach Fossils track to date, a declaration of affection that's winning in its simplicity. Read more »