Brooklyn indie rockers Breach Fossils released Bunny, their fourth studio album, earlier this year via Bayonet. They wrapped a North American tour with a hometown show on Nov. 30, and along the way they performed at 9:30 Club on Nov. 25.
Micaela Cerball was there to photograph the DC show!
This article was adapted from a press release.
In October, Beach Fossils shared a new video for “Tough Love,” a beloved track from their new album, Bunny. The video directed by Joe Agius arrived ahead of the band’s first North American headline tour in support of Bunny and followed their recent summer dates with Post Malone.
“We love ‘Tough Love,’ but it didn’t have a music video, so the other night we decided to make one,” said the band’s Dustin Payseur. “Our friend Joe Agius grabbed his camera and we went out. With no plan in mind, we started at a bar and ran into some friends, then we decided to keep going to different bars. Along the way, we kept running into more and more friends and started amassing a bigger and bigger group to go to the next and the next bar… By the end of it, we had a big group and were all just hanging out and having a good time.”
Watch the official music video for “Tough Love” by Beach Fossils on YouTube:
On the tour, the band presented “Tough Love” with perhaps five other tracks from Bunny, dedicating about a third of the show to the new album.
Bunny is the band’s most vivid, grounded, and personal work to date. The songs reflect on depression, love, adventure, loss, mistakes, New York City, friendships coming and going — a mélange of granular pieces in the process of continuing to find yourself. Bunny continues the stunning evolution of Beach Fossils’ sound, pulling elements from the jangly melancholy of What a Pleasure EP (2011), the gritty, post-punk inspired tracks from Clash the Truth (2013), and the lush arrangements of Somersault (2017).
Here are some photos of Beach Fossils performing at 9:30 Club on Nov. 25, 2023. All pictures copyright and courtesy of Micaela Cerball.