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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 those things do in fact exist. The first track from that release to surface is Surfer Blood’s take on Outkast’s “Hey Ya,” where they turn what is inarguably one of… More »

By: James Rettig / July 9, 2015 - 12:54 pm

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 an aggressive form of cancer. Unfortunately, it looks like a some of those donations have been lost. In a Facebook post yesterday, the band said that their van had bee… More »

By: James Rettig / May 24, 2015 - 10:26 am

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 performers on this extensive lineup. The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, and Ryan Adams headlined, and a smattering of equally well-known acts played over the course of three… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

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 band’s new national tour. In order to help raise funds to cover Fekete’s medical costs, the band has launched a Go Fund Me page. The crowdfunding effort has already raised… More »

By: 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, the band received the news that they were dropped by Warner Brothers shortly before filming, and forced to make the clip for next to nothing. It finds frontman John Paul… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 7, 2014 - 2:56 pm

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 to celebrate the release of massive Clash 12-disc box set Sound System which comes with a ton of goodies (and we’re giving one away for free here). On top of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 10, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Q&A: Surfer Blood On Their Sophomore Album And The Charges That Nearly Derailed Their Career

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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / July 15, 2013 - 4:06 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 rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. In it, Pitts came off as something of an aggrieved party, claiming that legal issues prevented him from talking about it before… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2013 - 11:03 am

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 we’re used to. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 29, 2013 - 4:57 pm

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, “Slow Six.” Stream it below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 22, 2013 - 4:33 pm

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 to be a band and to release music anyway. They’ve now dropped a video for their recent single “Demon Dance,” and it might be a pretty fun video from most… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2013 - 10:14 am

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 lot to Weezer, but on this track they’re dishing very subtle country vibes along with their sunny garage-band static. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 5, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Deconstructing: Chris Brown, Surfer Blood, And Villainizing Entertainers

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / February 13, 2013 - 2:53 pm

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 we feel about this. Pixies producer Gil Norton helmed the new LP Pythons, and Elliott Smith collaborator Rob Schnapf mixed it. First single “Weird Shapes” is a fuzzy and muscular… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2013 - 8:49 am

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. Pitts originally pleaded not guilty before changing his plea to a no-contest. He now has to comply with a court-mandated program. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2012 - 5:04 pm

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. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 10, 2012 - 9:59 am

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:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2011 - 2:18 pm

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 EP. The release will include four new Surfer Blood songs, as well as four remixes. More »

By: 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 on that EP. It’s a precision-tooled piece of fuzz-pop, and it’s exactly as catchy as you’d expect. If you were into Astro Coast, the band’s debut album, there’s every chance you’ll… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2011 - 12:18 pm

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 (“Endless Nameless”), and Surfer Blood (“Territorial Pissings”) as well as the Cobain-approved Meat Puppets (“Smells Like Teen Spirit”) and Vaselines (“Lithium”). You can download the whole thing for free from… More »

By: brandon / July 19, 2011 - 3:21 pm
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