LA's Beach Party is a band with a name that probably makes you cringe, mainly because it has the words "beach" and "party" in it, placing them alongside the (roughly) 700 other band names using those words. But let's be honest—is it even possible for a band name to exist these days without making you roll your eyes? Not really, so shut the fuck up, because this song is sweet. Recorded by Ty Segall, "Fun" carries that familiar California surf-rock swag, and the video, which we're premeiring above, involves a lot of drinking and getting chased around by zombies, both of which are great Autumn pastimes.
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