Beach Fossils

Anyone trying to recover from a stressful, frenzied, negative day should be advised to sit back and spin Beach Fossils’ 2010 self-titled full-length, or its follow-up, this year’s What a Pleasure EP. The Brooklyn quartet’s tunes are as warm and shimmering as a mirage—less lo-fi than naturally muted and sweetly serene—kind of like Joy Division’s sunny, easygoing younger cousin. The bass propels vague, reverbing guitars and frontman Dustin Payseur’s hazy vocals, and the lyrics match the music’s carefree sounds—“Times I can't remember/ What I'm thinking about/ ‘Cause my head's caught up/ And tangled in those dreams,” Payseur sings on “Daydream.” Instantaneous relaxation is guaranteed. With Craft Spells, Sea Pony. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sat., May 7, 9 p.m., 2011

 
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