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Last month Surfer Blood released Pythons, their sophomore album and first proper major label release. What might have been a fairly triumphant moment for the band was instead completely fraught, an accomplishment overshadowed by the fact that the band’s frontman, John Paul Pitts, was arrested for domestic battery in 2012. Despite the fact that the… More »

Chris Brown stayed busy these last few weeks adding to his long rap sheet of objectionable behavior. The troubled pop star launched his latest notoriety campaign the night of Sunday, Jan. 27, when he brawled with Frank Ocean over a parking space outside a Los Angeles recording studio. It is unclear who instigated the scuffle,… More »

A few weeks back James Blake told SPIN, “Remixing is like musical prostitution.” Ha — relax, James Blake. This is the column in which we beg to differ. Much in the spirit of our inaugural Remixtape this month’s collection features reworkings from both in-demand prostitutes and adept indie rock knob twiddlers. Honorable mention to Tyler,… More »

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Surfer Blood – “Hey Ya!” (OutKast Cover)

Amazon is putting together an Amazon Acoustic covers compilation that will exclusively be available via their Music service in an effort to remind people that…
James Rettig | July 9, 2015 - 12:54 pm
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Surfer Blood Lose Donations For Cancer-Stricken Guitarist In Van Break-In

Last month, Surfer Blood announced that it would be collecting donations to help pay for guitarist Thomas Fekete's medical bills after he was diagnosed with…
James Rettig | May 24, 2015 - 10:26 am
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Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performer…
Stereogum | May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am
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Julianna Barwick, Marnie Stern, Kip Berman, POP ETC Playing Benefit For Cancer-Stricken Surfer Blood Guitarist

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has been diagnosed with a type of rare and aggressive cancer called a sarcoma that will sideline him during the…
Caitlin White | May 1, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Surfer Blood – “Say Yes To Me” Video

Surfer Blood put out the album Pythons last year and have just shared this new video for "Say Yes To Me." According to Rolling Stone,…
Miles Bowe | January 7, 2014 - 2:56 pm
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Watch Kurt Vile Cover The Clash’s “Guns Of Brixton”

Audio Ammunition is a new five-part documentary about legendary UK punk band the Clash put out this week by Google Play. The series was launched…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 10, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Stream Surfer Blood Pythons

Last month, Pitchfork ran an interview with Surfer Blood, the first one where they really discussed frontman John Paul Pitts’s domestic battery arrest. That interview…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2013 - 11:03 am
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Surfer Blood – “Gravity”

Here's "Gravity," another look at Surfer Blood's upcoming album Pythons. The track is simple and surfy, but has a lot more polish than the fuzz…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 29, 2013 - 4:57 pm
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Surfer Blood – “Slow Six”

Surfer Blood released a 7" for Record Store Day featuring two tracks from their upcoming LP Pythons. The vinyl included "Demon Dance" and this song,…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 22, 2013 - 4:33 pm
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Surfer Blood – “Demon Dance” Video

We may not have figured out how to reconcile the continued existence of the Florida fuzz-pop band Surfer Blood after this, but Surfer Blood continue…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2013 - 10:14 am
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Surfer Blood – “Demon Dance”

Here's "Demon Dance," the second look from Surfer Blood's upcoming LP Pythons. As Tom noted in his "Weird Shapes" post, the band's sound owes a…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 5, 2013 - 3:45 pm
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Surfer Blood – “Weird Shapes”

Florida power-poppers Surfer Blood announced a new album last evening, which means, among other things, that it's time to start thinking, once again, on how…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2013 - 8:49 am
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Surfer Blood Frontman Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

Pitchfork reports that police arrested John Paul Pitts, frontman for Florida indie-pop band Surfer Blood, on domestic battery charges March 31 in Lake Worth, Florida.
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2012 - 5:04 pm
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Surfer Blood Do “Miranda” For Fallon

Last night, Surfer Blood took fuzzy Tarot Classics rocker "Miranda" to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Check out the performance after the jump.
Corban Goble | January 10, 2012 - 9:59 am
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Stream Surfer Blood Tarot Classics EP

We've already posted their track "Miranda," and now the new EP from Floridian power-popper Surfer Blood is streaming in full on the internet:…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2011 - 2:18 pm
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Surfer Blood – “Miranda (School Of Seven Bells Remix)”

Dreamrock mavens School Of Seven Bells rework Surfer Blood's "Miranda," one of the four new Surfer Blood songs on the Florida band's upcoming Tarot Classics
Corban Goble | October 12, 2011 - 10:56 am

Surfer Blood – “Miranda”

Surfer Blood have a new EP called Tarot Classics coming out, and now they’ve let the world hear “Miranda,” one of the four songs o…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2011 - 12:18 pm
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Hear Titus, EMA, Surfer Blood Cover Nevermind

To celebrate Nevermind's 20th Anniversary, SPIN put together a tribute album called Newermind. It includes, in original track order, covers by Titus Andronicus ("Breed"), EMA…
brandon | July 19, 2011 - 3:21 pm
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