10 Years Later: Beach Fossils

In the shrinking landscape of lo-fi indie rock, beach pop has moved to the sidelines. Instead, lo-fi hip hop and the “lo-fi-ification” of every song ever — just YouTube your song of choice + “lo-fi,” and you get a barrage of remixes from aspirational producers just wanting to make some beats — has become the norm. Only ten years ago, as hip-hop was yet to eclipse rock as the peak genre, the use of production software like GarageBand and…