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. 



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