Review: Beach Fossils — Clash the Truth
As long as recording equipment is relatively cheap, we will always have kids who learn three chords and then record an album in their bedroom. It’s not a bad thing at all, but it does increase the volume of CDs we get considerably. So it’s nice when one of those bands, Beach Fossils, recruits a full-time drummer and records a proper album like “Clash the Truth,” because any doubts I had about them left with their lower-fidelity recordings. The album is pure energy, from the potential energy of the title track to the kinetic energy of “Generational Synthetic” and “Crashed Out.” It’s also like a Buddy Holly album in that the songs are short but each idea still gets fleshed out fairly. While definitely not the most unique record in the world, “Clash the Truth” is nevertheless extremely fun to listen to, and that’s more than I can say about a lot of albums from bedroom rock bands.
- Released February 19th, 2013
- Highlights include “Generational Synthetic,” “Careless,” and “Shallow”
- Features Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead
- Beach Fossils have released a self-titled LP in 2010 and an EP in 2011