July 30, 2010
by Zack Nielsen

Beach Fossils

Bar Pink | 7/30/2010

With a couple days off before heading back east, Brooklyn-based Beach Fossils came down to San Diego to play Bar Pink, cameo at the Tin Can, install some new brake pads, and go for a dip in the Pacific Ocean.  We arrived up a bit late to the show, and had to convince the bouncer that Sezio was presenting in order to skip the line that snaked down 30th.  Found some friends, a couple G&T's and a good spot to dance up front.

Beach Fossils ran through almost every song off their debut LP, but denied a boozed-up heckler (me) the joy of hearing their first single, Desert Sand.  Apparently their guitar player quit a week into the tour, and his replacement, TJ from Cloud Nothings, hadn't been taught the song yet.  Nevertheless, the catchy, surf guitar riffs kept the crowd bouncing throughout the whole set.

As the night wrapped up, I rallied an afterparty back to The Habitat in Golden Hill.  Beach Fossils actually showed, drank some beers, crashed on the couches, and joined us for breakfast at The Mission the next morning.  After the ensuing food comas and a trip to Auto Zone, the handy youngsters installed some new break pads and jetted off to the beach.  Their SD excursion culminated with a 4 song cameo at the Tin Can Alehouse, joining an Art Fag sponsored bill of Heavy Hawaii, Sleep Over and Pure Ectasy.  The next morning Dustin, Tommy, John and the newly-acquired TJ headed to the desert to join Here We Go Magic for the home stretch.

Above photos by Chris Garmon - view more from the show here.

Photo by Zack Nielsen

Beach Fossils - "Sometimes"

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