Tag Archives: Surfer Blood

Thursday Music News

When Surfer Blood stopped by the KEXP studios last month, they surprised us with a great cover of the Polaris song “Hey Sandy” (which you can watch here). Now, they’ve released a cover of the Outkast hit “Hey Ya” for an upcoming compilation titled Amazon Acoustics, a collection of 30 exclusive covers and original songsRead more…

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Live Video: Surfer Blood

As DJ Cheryl Waters points out, Surfer Blood may not be the same “pen of puppies” they were in 2009, but on their newest release, 1000 Palms, they go back to their DIY roots. No longer with a major label looking over their shoulder and now with years of touring experience under their belt, theRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, Grimes shared on Twitter that her highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Visions will be out this October. She tweets the next release was recorded with “real instruments…very different from anything” and “every track is super different.” Reflect on her early days with this 2012 KEXP session in the meantime. [Consequence of Sound]

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Monday Music News

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has reached out to the public for funding for his battle against cancer. Fekete underwent surgery a few months ago to have a large tumor from his abdomen, but unfortunately, this rare and aggressive form of cancer has since spread to his lungs and spine. Since insurance will only coverRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Best Coast will drop their new album California Nights on May 5. They’ve shared the lyric video for album track “Heaven Sent.” This spring the band heads out on a North American tour, which will bring them to The Showbox on June 4. [CoS]

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Music That Matters Podcast: Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 3

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 413 – Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 3 KEXP’s Resident RunnerRead more…

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Live Video: Surfer Blood

There’s no denying Surfer Blood‘s love for 90’s indie rock. Fragments of Pavement, Pixies and Weezer are undeniable elements in their sound, but the band made a space for themselves on their 2010 debut, Astro Coast, by adding breezy surf melodies blown off the beaches of their Florida home. Since then, Surfer Blood have movedRead more…

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Out This Week 6/11

Florida band Surfer Blood couldn’t wait until summer to release their anticipated sophomore album of poppy, surf-influenced indie rock, but that’s just as well, as Pythons takes a relatively darker turn. Our Music Director, Don Yates, praises the new album for its “more polished and streamlined sound” and its “cleaner, more straightforward guitar lines, lessRead more…

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Album Review: Surfer Blood – Pythons

“I looked in the mirror today, then I got scared away.” Surfer Blood‘s debut record, Astro Coast, could be described as “fun”. The jangling, joyous hooks of “Floating Vibes” and “Take It Easy”, talk of learning to surf and bright nods to classic surf rock as well as modern indie heroes like The Shins. AtRead more…

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Live Review: Foals w/ Surfer Blood & Blondfire @ Neptune 6/1/13

There are some shows where a three or four paragraph description just doesn’t cut it, and if you know anything about Oxford indie rock band Foals, then you know this is one of those shows. That being said, I’m not even going to try – the pictures (and my ringing ears) speak for themselves. JuneRead more…

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