I don’t know what it is about all these sun-drenched bands lately (Tennis, Seapony, etc.), but I’m loving them. Beach Fossils is no exception with their waves-ready EP What a Pleasure. Maybe it’s because I’m in Wisconsin and there is snow in the forecast despite it being the end of March and albums like this remind me that things like sunshine and warm breezes and water in its liquid phase exist.
Cascading drum fills and dreamy guitars on “Moments” entice me to wade in, and by the end of “What a Pleasure” I’ve been pulled under. Top down, wind in my hair, and Wayfarers, please – sooner rather than later.
Wild Nothing‘s Jack Tatum lends himself to “Out In the Way”, and the entire album has a touch of 80s-by-way-of-Less Than Zero sadness about it. It’s part of what makes What a Pleasure so appealing to my Midwestern heart – emotional stoicism and long gray days will forever keep me with one foot rooted, never quite able to skip off into the carefree sunset that most beach records conjure up. Beach Fossils, though, I can fully get behind. I’ll do it again. I’ll fall right in.
What a Pleasure dropped 03.08.11.
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