Beach Fossils

Beach Fossils Rayakan 10 Tahun Album Perdana dengan Rilis Ulang

  • By: YAS
  • Kamis, 28 May 2020

Melalui Bayonet Records, Beach Fossils mengumumkan perilisan ulang album perdana mereka yang kini telah berusia sepuluh tahun. Album self-titled tersebut sebelumnya dirilis pada 27 Juli tahun 2010 lewat label Captured Tracks.

Kini edisi reissue dikemas ke dalam format piringan hitam ukuran 7" dan dilengkai dengan satu buah lagu yang belum pernah dirilis sebelumnya, berjudul "Time". Sistem pra-pesan untuk rilisan ini juga sudah dibuka oleh Bayonet Records, berbonus potongan-potongan lirik milik Beach Fossils yang ditulis oleh Dustin Payseur sang frontman.


Wow, ten years… what the fuck? A friend recently asked me if it feels like it’s been a decade since the first Beach Fossils record came out - the answer is yes and no. I was new to New York, my apartment was horrible, it was full of mice and always flooding, I had no money to buy groceries so I was just starving all the time, but I was constantly working on music and that’s all that mattered. Being hungry and lonely and terrified and naive made me passionate about making music because I had nothing to lose. For me, this record was about escapism. In my mind I was escaping New York, I was escaping loneliness, I was escaping hunger. I was burned out and needed to write songs that made me feel better. I felt like the world was a cold, hard place and I knew a lot of other people felt that way too. I was meditating a lot and learned that meditation could teach you to be at peace with these feelings, so with this album I wanted to create an environment where people could disappear and get lost for a little bit. I was trying not to have any control over the music, to just let it come out of me. My goal was to channel it without changing it or owning it, the music was free to do what it wanted. Nobody knew who I was so I thought, “what is there to lose?!” Well it turns out the answer is you have nothing to lose, and all of a sudden you turn around and you’ve been putting out records and touring for ten years. It’s strange and beautiful. I still feel like it’s just the beginning; having this band helps me grow and constantly teaches me new things. No matter how much time has passed, that hungry feeling never goes away. It’s always there and it’s always necessary. When someone tells me that a song I wrote saved their life, that’s the most meaningful thing I could ever hear, it's the reason I do it. These songs quite literally saved my life as well. Here’s to another ten years.

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"Saya berusaha untuk tidak memiliki kendali atas musik, hanya membiarkannya keluar begitu saja. Tujuannya adalah untuk menyalurkannya tanpa mengubahnya atau perasaan memilikinya, musik bebas untuk melakukan apa yang diinginkan. Tidak ada yang mengenal saya, jadi saya berpikir, "apa yang nantinya akan hilang?" ujar Dustin.

"Ternyata jawabannya adalah tidak merasa kehilangan apa-apa, dan tiba-tiba ketika saya menoleh ke belakang, saya telah membuat berbagai rilisan dan menjalani tur selama sepuluh tahun. Ini rasanya aneh sekaligus indah," tambah Dustin lagi.