Thursday, September 1, 2011

Surfer Blood

These guys are from West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2009, their debut single was "Swim". Their song gained critical acclaim as it was placed as the 37th best track on Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs of 2009. They've been compared to Weezer and Vampire Weekend. Their debut album is Astro Coast. And I finally just had to have it.

Its pleased me on plenty of roadtrips now. The band also was on tour with THE DRUMS (my other favorite band).

Guitarist/singer: John Paul Pitts
Drummer: Tyler Schwarz
Guitar: Thomas Fekete
Bass: Brian Black
Percussion: Marcos Marchesani

JP Pitts

Astro Coast was recorded in the band’s dorm room during their Freshmen year at the University of Florida, using musical equipment purchased with scholarship money. The band scrapped the original studio sessions because they didn’t like the way the engineer was affecting their sound.....
I must admit I do like their unique way of recording this CD. It definitely gives it more character. 


Cafe Fashionista said...

I was just about to say that they remind me of The Drums when I read that they were on tour with them - what a great band! :)

mazzy may said...

I so love their sound.

caitlin and megan said...

I just can't get enough of them.

Gianella Peralta said...

I haven't really heard of them. It's a good thing you did a post about them. Now I can listen to their music too :)

lucy and sarah said...

Aw, one of my favs!

molly said...

I really love this band!