Surfer Blood!

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Surfer Blood

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.

Surfer Blood "Astro Coast"

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.

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  1. By Throw Down Your Umbilical Noose on February 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    [...] a trend that has pushed its way to the forefront of the indie scene. Young bands such as Surfer Blood and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have built solid followings with sounds that are heavily [...]

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