This was far and away the highlight of the SXSW show I saw them do. So good.
Which is hilarious considering “Under the Hedge” is about Leo and Pollard getting into a fight.
Again, while I appreciate Stereogum’s stance on the issue from a moral standpoint, I honestly don’t see why you continue to cover Surfer Blood. Maybe I’d get it if the writers thought they were one of the best bands currently out there, but “slight-but-catchy” is hardly a ringing endorsement. Why not just leave the band to the hundreds of other internet blogs?
I still can’t tell whether or not the hiatus is over, given this, the performances, and the contributions to Son of Rogues Gallery. I hope it is.
Also, I can’t believe I just completely forgot about Years. The Major Lift was my jam back in 2010.
This actually infuriates me because Mount Pleasant’s the high school I’d be going to if I hadn’t moved to Texas. Good on them, though.
Personally, as much I continue to enjoy Surfer Blood, I do think that it would be better for Stereogum to just stop covering them than have to preface every article with “Yes, we know he beat his girlfriend, but…” This website’s moral standing is clear and admirable, and I don’t think it’s worthwhile for the writers to acknowledge music that pretty clearly strikes them as tainted.
Sorry, could you repeat that?
It’s odd, as taken as I was with Demons, my only worry with that song was that it’s too “The National” and didn’t seem to push their sound too far forward. If anything, this song is even more quintessentially “National” than Demons, but somehow it doesn’t matter this time because it’s so, so perfectly done.
Quoth the raven, “I came”
Also, “alligators in the sewers”
Well, at least the Terror is good.