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Surf City – “Kudos”

A couple years ago we wrote about New Zealand BTW Surf City on the back of their promising self-titled 6-song EP. Then they were silent. At the time, I mentioned they used to be called “Kill Surf City,” that with the abridged “Surf City” name the Jesus & Mary Chain reference was a bit buried,… More »

By: brandon / October 14, 2010 - 5:28 pm

CMJ ’09: Weekend In Photos

One last gargantuan batch of photos from an exhausting, exhaustive week of NYC showgoing. On Friday Jessica Amaya joined us at Doveman’s record release party at the Elevated Hole, a Chelsea loft owned by the Yale English Dept. chair Michael Warner. The room was a perfect foil for Doveman’s candlelit Conformist material, along with guest… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009 - 9:07 am

Band To Watch: Surf City

Surf City is a young quartet from New Zealand. They used to be called “Kill Surf City,” but there’s an unfortunate band in England with the tag, so now the Jesus & Mary Chain reference isn’t as obvious at first sight, though sonically, it remains. More than that, though, you’ll hear the various jangling/darkish lo-fi… More »

By: brandon / November 11, 2008 - 11:46 am