Beach Fossils: Generational Synthetic

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Brooklyn’s own Beach Fossils are keeping the lo-fi spirit alive with their latest release: A video for their February hit “Generational Synthetic.” The final product is downright reminiscent of a Beach Fossils concert experience. The classic atmospheric vocals are paired with warped effects, color-tinted strobes, and the most VHS-level graininess we’ve seen in a while—but that’s the charm. It’s essentially the result of the boys running around town with a camcorder and, though it’s tough to tell what you’re looking at most of the time with all kinds of ’80s rock-style overlays, nothing could be more Beach Fossils.