What A Pleasure by Brooklyn indie rock band, Beach Fossils, is their second release and follow-up to their impressive 2010 self-titled debut album. This time out, front man Dustin Payseur wrote the songs with the help of bassist John Peña. It also features a guest appearance from Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum.
Vinyl LP £17.99 BR021LPC1
Yellow coloured vinyl reissue LP on Bayonet.
- Coloured vinyl
CD £11.49 BR021CD
Reissue CD on Bayonet.
Vinyl LP £17.99 BR021LP
Black vinyl reissue LP on Bayonet.
Vinyl LP £15.99 CT95LP
Repress EP on Captured Tracks.
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A lot has been made of Wild Nothing's ability to re-create the finest moments of 80's melancholic indie pop but from the sounds of this EP these guys take the biscuit (lollipop?). They have a clearer, less cluttered sound and the sparseness of the drum machine, melodic bass and dual jangling guitars are exquisite reminders of those particular days when the Field Mice were a two piece and the Apple Moths were Bradford's finest export since......um.....(Brian?).
I'm also reminded of Another Sunny Day, and literally anything on the Corrupt Postman tape. At their best they add a hazy longing to the proceedings and overindulge on melancholy rather than tweeness. If you thought the Field Mice sold out when they recruited Harvey Williams, then maybe this EP is for you.
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