By Aisha Sharipzhan

American indie-rock band Beach Fossils are bringing their wistful yet upbeat lo-fi sound to the 9:30 Club Oct. 24.

Their latest album “Somersault” was released June 2017, the first on vocalist Dustin Payseur’s new record label Bayonet Records. Recorded in multiple studios throughout New York City and Los Angeles, Beach Fossils’ return is the sound of exhilarating, care-free city nightsthe new soundtrack to your youth.

Beach Fossils formed in 2009 in Brooklyn, New York, releasing their self-titled album, “Beach Fossils,” in 2010. They released an EP in 2011 titled “What a Pleasure.” Beach Fossil’s third studio album “Clash the Truth” came out in 2013 and reached number 40 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart.

Music is not the only talent on this band’s resume: in 2016, Beach Fossils played supporting roles in the now-cancelled HBO series “Vinyl.” They portrayed a fictional punk band for the period drama that depicted the record label industry in the ‘70s.  

Started by Payseur, the band has seen quite a few members come and go in its few years. In March, Beach Fossils announced the departure of drummer Tommy Gardner who has not yet been replaced.

Current band members Dustin Payseur, Jack Doyle Smith and Tommy Davidson have new melancholic soundscapes to perform, featuring more eclectic blends of layered instrumentals and moodier vocals.

The show is also a must-see due to indie opening acts Snail Mail and Raener. Snail Mail is a Maryland-based, lo-fi indie rock band featuring 17-year-old vocalist Lindsey Jordan.

Newly-formed Raener’s experimental music will bring a haunting and atmospheric experience to the 9:30 Club.

Get your tickets here for $20 to see what promises to be an impressive showcase of indie-rock music at the 9:30 Club Oct. 24.

Featured Photo Credit: Courtesy of Beach Fossils’ Facebook page. 

Aisha Sharipzhan is a senior journalism major and can be reached at

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