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BEACH FOSSILS Announce London show at Oslo on 30th August – New album Somersault out June 2nd on Bayonet Records

April 30, 2017

BEACH FOSSILS

Announce London show at Oslo on 30th August

 New album Somersault out June 2nd on Bayonet Records

Beach Fossils are set to release their new album, Somersault, in June via Bayonet Records. The band make their long awaited return to the UK after 4 years away, for an intimate show at Oslo this August. Tickets for the show go on sale at 9am on Friday.

Wednesday 30th August – Oslo, London (tickets)

So far, the band has shared two new songs from the forthcoming album – listen to “Saint Ivy” and “This Year“.

Somersault showcases a band in bloom. Charting into new musical territory with a refined songwriting style, it’s an album that captures flashes of life in New York grounded in personal experience. The band’s self-titled 2010 debut established a sound that was both minimal and enveloping. With Somersault, the group’s first release since 2013’s Clash the Truth, Beach Fossils have channeled years of experimentation into expansion and reinvention. Augmented with more complex instrumentation, including string arrangements, piano, harpsichord, flute, and sax, the new songs offer multi-layered pop guided by sharp, poignant, and honest lyrics.

As the band’s first release on Dustin Payseur’s new label Bayonet Records, which he co-owns with wife Katie Garcia—the group made the most of their newfound independence, investing ample time in expanding its range both musically and lyrically. While Payseur handled the bulk of the songwriting duties in the past, Somersault is a true collaboration between the founding member and bandmates, Jack Doyle Smith and Tommy Davidson. The new songs speak to a more fluid, eclectic sound, filled with lush compositions formed by studio experiments and sampling of the band’s own recordings.

Flowing between shimmering compositions and immersive soundscapes, Somersault evokes the laid-back mood of a warm, breezy city night, the air crackling with humidity and excitement. These songs pulse and pull, capturing a blend of promise and heartache. It’s beautiful and layered, a refined, sweeping creation that threads together numerous styles, textures, and themes into a refreshing, singular vision.

Tracklisting:

1. This Year
2. Tangerine (feat. Rachel Goswell)
3. Saint Ivy
4. May 1st
5. Rise (feat. Cities Aviv)
6. Sugar
7. Closer Everywhere
8. Social Jetlag
9. Down The Line
10. Be Nothing
11. That’s All For Now

Somersault pre-order:
Rough Trade: https://www.roughtrade.com/music/somersault
iTunes pre-order: http://hyperurl.co/BFsomersaultitunes 

Beach Fossils online:
http://www.beachfossils.com/

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