Beach Fossils "Clash the Truth"
If you are a Beach Fossils fan, you will find this album mostly adequate. Clash the Truth
is full of the surfer-vibe guitar riffs and the rhythmic snare and bass that their self-titled album is filled with. However, with that being said there are some very catchy tracks on their new album."Sleep Apnea" is one that definitely impressed me as a huge indie-rock, surfer band fan. Although it is a slow track there is a great acoustic guitar riff backed by a strong bass line and steady drum beat along with some filling snare rolls. Dustin Payseur's slightly monotone vocals are standard, yet radical and unique. The transition from the instrumental, "Modern Holiday" to "Taking Off" is smooth and the electric guitar acts as a pick-me-up for the listener. I would say compared to their self-titled album, Clash the Truth does not quite live up to it. Beach Fossils had many more memorable tracks in comparison to Clash the Truth. A true fan would appreciate this new album, however I would guess many people would need to warm up to it, as I did. The highlight of this album, that being the most memorable track would definitely be "Sleep Apnea." This only one track compared to, I would say, three to five memorable tracks on their self-titled album that came out in 2010. From this album I would surely recommend "Sleep Apnea," "Modern Holiday," and "Taking Off." Also, if you like Beach Fossils, I would recommend
Alt- J∆, Grizzly Bear, and The Spinto Band.