Bringing their beachy, summer-spun tunes from West Palm Beach, Surfer Blood garnered initial attention in 2009 with the release of their single “Swim”. The quartet has continued to ride their wave of recognition and is set to release their sophomore album this June.
Channeling the likes of the Pixies and Weezer, Surfer Blood’s sound and thoughtfully abrasive melodies suggest that the boys are far beyond their early 20s. Their debut LP, Astro Coast, profiles a cycle of mesmerizing reverb and epic power chords that make it nearly impossible to fight the urge to move with the music. Despite their age, the boys are well-seasoned, having already toured with Japandroids and the Pixies and earned themselves a spotlight at SXSW and on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Although their ’90s-emo/grunge style may be on its way out of mainstream records, Surfer Blood has found their niche in the industry, proving that perfectly composed tracks and graceful harmonies aren’t the only ingredients to making good music.
[Surfer Blood performs from 9:00 to 10:00 pm on Saturday, May 25 on the Yeti stage.]