“Ugh, kids these days,” is a pretty common pose to strike, but jangle-rock soothsayers Beach Fossils find yet another new spin on the idea with their latest track, “Generational Synthetic.” Yes, the title sounds like the title of a ’90s cyberpunk novel, but the song actually comes from the band’s upcoming sophomore album, Clash The Truth , which hits stores February 19 via Captured Tracks.
Upping the anger level of previous single, “Carless”, the new track warbles and weaves its way through a haze of plodding bass, chiming guitars and disaffected vocals. When singer Dustin Payseur drolly intones, “Oh, your words are so poetic,” it’s enough to make you hide your moleskin notebook in shame. Check it out below.