By Martin Solano |Staff Writer|
Beach Fossil’s second album release, Clash The Truth, surprised me, 14 tracks filled with great music.
Although I was faced with another challenge in reviewing a band I’d never heard of, I was glad to say I’ve kept it steady bumpin’ in my headphones for the past few days.
I wasn’t sure what to think at first since rock music isn’t really my genre of choice, although I enjoy it I am not one to go out and listen to an entire rock album.
With that said, Clash the Truth was heard in its entirety more times than I can count on one hand.
Beach Fossils began as a solo project for Dustin Payseur and has now evolved into a full band, with random bassists, drummers and guitarists going in and then being replaced.
However, the Brooklyn band really did something great with this album, and despite their falling outs, they still managed to provide a great album with loads of catchy tunes and beats that are easy on the ears.
The album has tremendous replay value, and the band’s sound is distinguishable.
The songs are all feel good, and when they’re not having you moving or rockin’ your head, they’re chillin’ you out with some weird, ambient sounds.
The album included a few tracks that were mellow and even put me in the mood to stretch out and practice Yoga.
“Ascension”, “Brighter”, and “Modern Holiday” brought this sort of transition period between tracks in which you kind of felt like you were taking a break from the rest of the album.
They weren’t lengthy songs and they came off very differently than the rest of the album.
Another great track in the album was “In Vertigo,” because it delivers an upbeat vibe with a great classic rock band feel to it.
Right from the beginning it sounds like a bigger, more “pop” focused track, with a great dance rhythm to it that’s sure to make you want to move.
My favorite track by far was “Sleep Apnea,” another mellow track with some dope lyrics.
“I’m staring at the sky but I can’t tell which way my thoughts are traveling.” And the hook, “I won’t lie and tell you it’s alright.”
This reminds me of another great song by Daft Punk, “Something About Us”, which definitely has the similar emotional feel in the way the vocalist is almost whispering what he’s singing.
It is a song worth listening to.
A lot of the tracks sound similar, but the sequence of the tracks in the order they are presented is a bit unorthodox.
The only flaw I experienced with this great album were the interlude breaks are pleasant for the ears but are far out in comparison to the rest of the album’s full-length tracks.
The music is great, and the production quality was heard throughout.
Beach Fossils deliver another solid release with Clash the Truth and manages to please the laid-back and dance sides of the Indie scene with a fresh sound.