Surfer Blood are a band of non-surfers from Palm Beach, Florida that you’ll soon hear at parties, in coffee shops, and on television. You’ll find their sound both modern and familiar. Depending on which song you land on, you’ll hear similarities to The Shins (Floating Vibes), Foreign Born (Take It Easy), Weezer (Twin Peaks), Built To Spill (Harmonix) and even Joey Ramone (Swim). Not bad company to keep, eh?
This young band has all the tools for greatness: searing guitars, crazy good percussion, vocals on par with James Mercer (The Shins) or Jim James (My Morning Jacket), and they tie it all up with succinct songwriting and addictive hooks. And while Surfer Blood’s music makes you feel good, there’s enough fuzz and reverb to keep it more punk than pop.‚ What else can I say? The entire album is as catchy as crabs. Both kinds.
I’ve been listening to this album nonstop for over a week. Surfer Blood’s debut album, Astro Coast, will be released on January 19th via Kanine Records. Visit them on MySpace for tour dates that include stops in Chicago at Schubas on January 14th and SxSW in Austin, Texas in March.