Staff Pick: Beach Fossils

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The hotter it gets, the better Beach Fossils' self-titled debut sounds. The Brooklyn quartet offers a sweltering yet skittish blend of surf-rock, new wave and post-punk guitar sounds that add up to a day in the (chill)waves with Joy Division. Particularly delightful is "Daydream," a slipshod masterpiece of melodic guitar interaction. They'll open for genre buddies Small Black at Monday's show.

9 p.m. Monday, July 12

The Summit, Campus

myspace.com/beachfossils