The Bowery Ballroom
Beach Fossils

Beach Fossils

Mr. Dream, Sleepies

Sat, February 23, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$12 advance / $14 day of show

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This event is 18 and over

Beach Fossils
Beach Fossils
Beach Fossils began in 2009 as the solo project of Dustin Payseur. Before and after the 2010 release of the S/T debut LP and 2011’s What A Pleasure EP, they performed around the world with a lineup that once featured Cole Smith (DIIV) and John Peña (Heavenly Beat). They quickly became known for their highly energetic stage show, bringing the recorded work to a volume and tempo that would make even the indie-est of crowds wind up in a frenzy. With the exception of drummer Tommy Gardner, that lineup dissolved to pursue their ambitions with the aforementioned projects. Wanting to bridge the gap between the live and recorded aspects of the band, Dustin began writing Clash the Truth determined to capture the urgency, human flow and spontaneity of the live performance.


Now with a full time drummer (and co-writer of two tracks on the LP) Beach Fossils entered the studio in the fall of 2012 with producer Ben Greenberg of The Men. Instead of merely going from a “bedroom DiY” project to a “better fidelity studio project” the deliberate decision to work with Ben was determined to capture, if not in style, the spirit and enthusiasm of punk and aggressive music in general. To ensure that dynamic, the drums were recorded live in a room with Dustin on bass to give the album a driving and energetic force. Consider the titles “Generational Synthetic,” “Caustic Cross” and “Burn You Down,” it’s easy to see how the record, while not a punk or post-punk record by strict definition, certainly nods to the first major influence of Dustin’s creative spark. The first two notes of the title track that kick the LP off are a clear indicator of where his head was at.


The LP also sees Dustin stretching his songwriting muscles, with the acoustic Lennon-esque “Sleep Apnea” and the dreamy “In Vertigo”, which features the vocals of Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead). During the recording period, the studio was flooded and destroyed by hurricane Sandy and the band had to relocate to another studio to finish the LP in earnest. It all came together when the work of legendary video artist Peter Campus was finalized to be featured throughout the release and on the striking cover. Clash the Truth marks a clear progression in the ongoing story of Beach Fossils. Drawing from the previous works’ melodic strengths and uncanny guitar textures emboldened by a sound closer to their energetic and cathartic live set, it’s the clear next step in the trajectory of the band and the dis-association from the home-recording boom from which it originated.
Mr. Dream
Mr. Dream
MR. DREAM are a rock band from Brooklyn. Critics at Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere adored the trio’s 2011 debut TRASH HIT, an equal parts noisy and melodic record that garnered a number of Pixies and Nirvana comparisons--for once meant positively. They’ve toured North America with Sleigh Bells and indie supergroup Mister Heavenly, and sang backup vocals for the final LCD Soundsystem concerts. In Spring 2012 MR. DREAM hit the West Coast with Cloud Nothings, in support of their new FATHERLAND EP, a suite of songs about an amusement park for fathers. Adam Moerder plays guitar and sings. Matt Morello plays bass and sings. Nick Sylvester plays drums. The band records and releases their own material via their God Mode imprint.
Sleepies
Sleepies
According to the Sleepies' Myspace, "Formed the band for a homework assignment back in the early 90s. Got a B-. Never looked back." This history is apparent in their brash playing and enticing melodies, all that serve to preserve a youthful punk aesthetic.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/