ghoulish Beach Fossils played Halloween Weekend in Brooklyn w/ Snail Mail (pics)
Beach Fossils were in the Halloween spirit at NYC's Brooklyn Steel for their "sacrificial ritual spectacular" on Saturday night (10/28) which was also the final date of their tour. Dressed in sacrificial red robes and ghoulish face paint, the band played a colorful graveyard-themed stage full of cobwebs, tombstones, human carcasses and, not accidentally, fossils, among other creepy stuff. (Also: a string section!) The band played the majority of songs from their latest album, Somersault, including a stellar rendition of standout track "Be Nothing," and brought out Lindsey Jordan of tourmates Snail Mail, for "Tangerine." For the encore, they covered Oasis' "Wonderwall" and singer Dustin Payseur brought out his mom, to show off her Patti Smith costume, while singing "Because The Night Belongs to Mothers."
Snail Mail were in costume, too, with their bassist dressed as Buckethead. Check out pics from Beach Fossils and Snail Mail's sets, in the gallery above.
photos by Toby Tenenbaum