Sunday, 29 November 2009
Surfer Blood are a recently formed surf punk band from West Palm Beach, Florida. They're all in their early 20s, and spent the larger part of their freshmen year at the University of Florida penning their debut album, Astro Coast, out January 19th on Kanine records. Since around the beginning of October, they've been building up some serious hype, impressing at this year's CMJ showcase and embarking on tour with Japandroids and Jay Reatard in preparation for their US headline tour this December.
They make care-free coastal punk music with reverbial vocals and loud overdriven guitars - the whole Surfer Blood sound is huge, catchy and leaves you slightly stunned. They take all the catchy elements of Beach Boys harmonies and coat it in T-Rex style 60s rhythms, with streaming solos and massive chords to match. None of them actually even surf, but they still spend their time singing out about drink, drugs, the beach and how not one of the members can hold down a job.
Surfer Blood are a new band that are loud and extemely likeable, and they don't make a single pretence about breaking the mould. They do catchy US beach punk, with perfect execution. You can pick up new single 'Swim (To Reach The End)' below and see it live via Casual Fridays.