The lo-fi, indie-pop group will soon head north to NYC to begins its six-week sprint around the globe playing mid-afternoon sets at all the best festivals. West Palm's Surfer Blood is hitting the big time.
Most often compared to Weezer, Pavement and Japandroids, Surfer Blood cranks out a laid-back, guitar-driven rock that employs liberal use of reverb in its lo-fi production. Formed just over a year ago, the band's first single, "Swim," drove the blogs crazy last fall. Their initial album Astro Coast is classic indie pop and was well received - an 8.2 and Best New Music tag from Pitchfork.
The band starts its festival run at NYC's Siren Festival and then onto Chicago for the Pitchfork Festival. After stops in Australia and Japan, the Florida Boys hit the European summer music festivals before closing out August at the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals.
Unless you caught Surfer Blood's raucous show at Lake Worth's Propaganda club last week, it will be awhile before the boys head back into to town. Until then, oh the sights they will see.
“Swim” by Surfer Blood (mp3)(iTunes)(Amazon)