Posted in music | pictures on February 26, 2013

photos by Jonathan Bernstein

Beach Fossils @ Bowery Ballroom, 2/23/2013
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"Clash the Truth" came out only four days prior to the show, yet the lyrics were ingrained in the crowd's minds. In acknowledgment of the leak, Payseur jokingly remarked that he too heard the album before it came out.

The show continued in the same vein, equal parts mosh pit and pleasant crowd work. When the encore came, the band played its most low-key song to date, "Sleep Apnea," during which drummer Tommy Lucas surprised the audience by stepping away from the drums and pulling out an alto saxophone for a solo. It was an incredible ten minutes that pulled the audience into a dreamlike trance that sobered them after 45 minutes of pulsating indie rock.

The band quickly fell back into its energetic swing, finishing the concert with "Daydream." Payseur instructed the crowd to freak out, and the audience zealously obliged, ending a thoroughly entertaining night. - [NYU News]

Beach Fossils played a sold-out Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (2/23), a record release show for the band's second album, Clash the Truth, which support from The Sleepies and Mr. Dream. If you went, how does Beach Fossils line-up compare to the old one with Cole from DIIV?

If you missed the Bowery show, Beach Fossils next NYC show is at 285 Kent on Sunday (3/3) with Chris Cohen, Divorce Money and LODRO. It's being billed as the Brooklyn record release show and tickets are still available. More photos from Bowery are below.

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Comments (22)

Setlist anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 4:12 PM

1. Crap
2. Crap
3. Crap
4. Crap
5. Crap
6. Crap
7. Crap
8. Crap
9. Crap

Encore

10. Shit

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 4:29 PM

they suck

p4k 5.8 man

diiv forever!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 5:15 PM

THIS IS PUNK!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 5:38 PM

Pitchfork says to move on kids. If you were at this show you are lame.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 6:21 PM

you know how i know they suck? they hold their guitars too high. and they have dumb haircuts. next.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 7:06 PM

this album is better than their first
they are so much more polished than diiv
bowery show killed
haters gonna hate

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 8:03 PM

Dude with a Mustang = SUCK

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 9:32 PM

Pitchfork assigned the review to a guy who is consistently wrong, so it means nothing. The new album is excellent and this show was the same.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 10:04 PM

i thought this band was called diiv

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 10:25 PM

Why is BV always filled with very ugly and derisive comments by morons with nothing to say? Losers. Why don't you try writing songs and touring with a band if you think it's so easy? Payseur is a true artist who is earnest, talented and has something to say.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 11:05 PM

^^^^ his gf.

conflict of indie interest

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 2:53 AM

dude, cohen wrote review for diiv album too. was he wrong bitch!?

also, every other blog/publication loved diiv album? were they all wrong/

beach fossils are no more man. sad to see them go :(

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 2:54 AM

Beach Fossils > DIIV by a long shot.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 9:08 AM

No more? They just sold out Bowery Ballroom.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 9:30 AM

the scene that celebrates itself.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 10:46 AM

i really like the new record. i have no previous history or experience with this band, on record or live. i just think it's a good album. why does this band inspire so much hatred?

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 11:41 AM

they sold out bowery ballroom before p4k review brah.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 6:00 PM

Look at his feet.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 6:45 PM

Help Desk Y'all

Posted by two way radio | March 1, 2013 3:49 AM

really unfair to compare these bands, they're going for different things. beach fossils are great, don't understand the hating. why is the music scene like that? maybe the insane negative commenters never actually go to any shows.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2013 12:00 AM

The opening to Clash the Truth is exactly the same as I'm So Bored With The USA by The Clash, clearly that's why Beach Fossils included 'clash' in the title yet I still think it's musical theft 

Posted by Buxton | September 18, 2014 3:14 PM

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