|Release Info:||Released June 2nd 2017|
|Product Info:||Limited Clear 12" LP w/ Goodie Bag, Beach Fossils Sticker, Pin, Guitar Pick|
The album features guest vocals by Gavin Mays aka Cities Aviv and Rachel Goswell of legendary band Slowdive. Recorded at multiple studios across New York City, a cabin in upstate New York, and LA. Known for their energetic live show, the band have played notable festivals such as Primavera, FYF, SXSW and Bonnaroo. 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 2010 debut established a sound that was both minimal and enveloping. 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 Kate 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.
1. This Year
2. Tangerine (feat. Rachel Goswell)
3. Saint Ivy
4. May 1st
5. Rise (feat. Cities Aviv)
7. Closer Everywhere
8. Social Jetlag
9. Down The Line
10. Be Nothing
11. That’s All For Now