It was Brooklyn based indie rock band Beach Fossils long awaited return last night at El Rey Theatre showcasing new material from their album Somersault. Opening for Beach Fossils was LA based Ablebody putting on a smooth and up-beat dream pop showcase. Montreal based duo She-Devils also opened and created a gloomy vibe with experimental synth sounds and lo pitched vocals.
Beach Fossils brought back the dream pop vibes kicking off their set with “Shallow” getting the crowd going. Their performance had its highs and lows — one second you’re being shoved left and right with crowd surfers over your head during older songs, the other second you’re swaying your hips catching your breath during the bands newer material. It was clear the crowd favored the older material and weren’t very impressed by the repetitive slowness of the tracks from Somersault. Luckily Beach Fossils treated us with some deep cuts like “Generational Synthetic” and “Sleep Apnea” from Clash The Truth and What a Pleasure. Other than the dull moments this show had, Beach Fossils were able to bring back the energy and still put on a hell of a show and would recommend checking them out at FYF Fest this year.
Photography: Andrew Gomez