Tag Archives: Surfer Blood

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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Monday Music News

Did you know about the current infestation of pythons that Florida is facing? Yeah! They’re eating all the small animals and slowly squeezing the biodiversity out of the region – but there is a different python at work in Surfer Blood’s new album, Pythons. It’s a surf rock kind of slippery happy sunny python –Read more…

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 2: Surfer Blood

I remember the first time I heard “Swim” by Surfer Blood – it was summer, I was looking for the kind of joyous surf rock that would reflect the hot/cold feelings of a northern summer. They might be from Florida, but their music has the touch of the East Coast that I needed that summer,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

If any weekend were to officially signal the start of the Spring/Summer Concert Festival season in the Northwest it has to be Sasquatch Music Festival weekend! Running from Friday thru Monday, Sasquatch is sure to have some surprises in store with a fantastic lineup this year. Of course, KEXP will be broadcasting from the festivalRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis just released the official music video for “Can’t Hold Us” featuring Ray Dalton. Watch it now: One album we still can’t get over from last year is Parquet Courts Light Up Gold – the Brooklyn punk that came from the melding of members of Fergus & Geronimo and Teenage Cool Kids. NoiseyRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

We begin today’s news with a mind-fuck of a mash-up that needs to be shared. You may have already come across this thing while surfing the web the last few days — but some twisted mad scientist has put the vocals from Nine Inch Nails‘ “Head Like a Hole” over the bubble-gum pop instrumental forRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Fresh off her tour with Radiolab, Thao Nguyen and The Get Down Stay Down are streaming their new album We The Common. Featuring a collaboration song with Joanna Newsom, “Kindness Be Conceived”, the album is catchy but surprising – Thao can easily move from sweetness to roaring in a jump and a skip. Stream theRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

  With Labor Day Weekend and Bumbershoot ahead of us, it’s a busy time for music, so you’ll just have to pace yourself. Monday has Ravenna Woods and Motopony, and Tuesday is arguable one of the most kick-ass shows of the week — Japandroids and Bass Drum of Death at Sunset. Surfer Blood‘s on Wednesday,Read more…

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Sonic Roundup 6/22

If Radiohead‘s King of Limbs left you unsatisfied, the band has released a clip of themselves playing a new song. This one’s called “Staircase,” and was recorded with Portishead drummer Clive Deamer for producer Nigel Godrich‘s performance series “From the Basement.” Watch it below. KEXP listeners should be familiar with Wild Flag by now –Read more…

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