Beach Fossils - Somersault (2017) [Official Digital Download]

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Beach Fossils - Somersault (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Beach Fossils - Somersault (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 34:56 minutes | 401 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The album features guest vocals by Gavin Mays aka Cities Aviv and Rachel Goswell of legendary band Slowdive. Recorded at multiple studios across New York City, a cabin in upstate New York, and LA. Known for their energetic live show, the band have played notable festivals such as Primavera, FYF, SXSW and Bonnaroo. Somersault showcases a band in bloom. Charting into new musical territory with a refined songwriting style, it's an album that captures flashes of life in New York grounded in personal experience. The band s 2010 debut established a sound that was both minimal and enveloping. Beach Fossils have channeled years of experimentation into expansion and reinvention. Augmented with more complex instrumentation, including string arrangements, piano, harpsichord, flute, and sax, the new songs offer multi-layered pop guided by sharp, poignant, and honest lyrics. As the band's first release on Dustin Payseur s new label Bayonet Records, which he co-owns with wife Kate Garcia the group made the most of their newfound independence, investing ample time in expanding its range both musically and lyrically. While Payseur handled the bulk of the songwriting duties in the past, Somersault is a true collaboration between the founding member and bandmates, Jack Doyle Smith and Tommy Davidson. The new songs speak to a more fluid, eclectic sound, filled with lush compositions formed by studio experiments and sampling of the band's own recordings. Orchestral pop gem Saint Ivy shines with plucked strings, buoyant basslines and a propulsive, wayward, guitar. Tangerine," a driving, tightly wound melody, rushes forward and briefly leaves the ground due to the gossamer guest vocals of Slowdive's Rachel Goswell. The effervescent Rise," which hinges on the spoken word of Gavin Mays (Cities Aviv) discussing a failed relationship, hangs, like many recent breakups, in a sense of suspension. The cloudy, wistful Social Jetlag, bustling with samples of crowded streets, features the type of candid, off-the-cuff lyrics that make the entire effort immediately illuminating. Recorded at multiple including the home studio of Jonathan Rado of Foxygen, who helped engineer part of the album. Somersault turns the newfound chemistry between the trio into a sonic tapestry. The long-simmering album, filled with breezy music both melancholic and uplifting, sees the band channeling their voices and honing their craft. Flowing between shimmering compositions and immersive soundscapes, Somersault evokes the laid-back mood of a warm, breezy city night, the air crackling with humidity and excitement. These songs pulse and pull, capturing a blend of promise and heartache. It's beautiful and layered, a refined, sweeping creation that threads together numerous styles, textures, and themes into a refreshing, singular vision.

01. This Year
02. Tangerine (feat. Rachel Goswell)
03. Saint Ivy
04. May 1st
05. Rise (feat. Cities Aviv)
06. Sugar
07. Closer Everywhere
08. Social Jetlag
09. Down The Line
10. Be Nothing
11. That’s All For Now

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-02-14 18:28:02

Analyzed: Beach Fossils / Somersault

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR7 -0.30 dB -7.87 dB 2:48 01-This Year
DR7 -0.30 dB -8.75 dB 3:14 02-Tangerine
DR7 -0.30 dB -8.82 dB 3:44 03-Saint Ivy
DR8 -0.30 dB -9.02 dB 2:59 04-May 1st
DR9 -0.30 dB -10.90 dB 1:41 05-Rise
DR8 -0.30 dB -9.26 dB 3:24 06-Sugar
DR8 -0.30 dB -9.86 dB 3:16 07-Closer Everywhere
DR8 -0.30 dB -10.48 dB 3:02 08-Social Jetlag
DR6 -0.30 dB -7.67 dB 2:38 09-Down the Line
DR6 -0.29 dB -8.95 dB 5:01 10-Be Nothing
DR8 -0.30 dB -10.09 dB 3:11 11-That’s All for Now

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR7

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1600 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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