Surfer Blood is sure to be one of the next big indie things in 2010 with the album “Astro Coast”, from Kanine Records, kicking some hook-laden, indie rock ass and taking names.
Single “Swim (To Reach the End)” gets noted for its “Weezer-esque power pop chorus,” and though this comparison has merit, the song reminds me as much of Cheap Trick as it does anything, which is maybe a way of recognizing that Rivers Cuomo has likely heard a Cheap Trick album or two. At any rate, these guys more than capably aid and abet the usual suspects from the 90’s alt-rock scene, like the aforementioned Weezer, the Pixies, and Built to Spill, as well as some lesser-knowns like Polvo and Versus, which are the bands that first come to mind when I listen to the song “Floating Vibes”.
Listen to the album below. Read a review of “Astro Coast” written for Dusted (online magazine) here.
This week “Swim” is available to download for free from the excellent Other Music here.