New Surfer Blood Video – “Swim”

Ascendant indie guitar dudes Surfer Blood maybe be off and running on a massive tour supporting their ace debut Astro Coast (tour dates at the bottom of this post), but clearly they’ll always carry their Florida home with them. At least judging from this Chunwoo Kae & Kevin Chapados-directed clip, in which they lovingly mashup their state’s greatest cultural export (Disney characters) and greatest cultural import (old people) in the scene captured above. There’s also street-running in tighty whities. The drippy fixture dangling overhead in the final scene where singer John Paul Pitts crowd surfs (“Swim,” you get it) suggests it was shot in the Cameo Lounge on N. 6th in Williamsburg, where the band played a New Year’s show with special cameo guest Marnie Stern. Watch the “Swim” video and their jam with Marnie here:


(via P4K)

Here’s Surfer Stern ringing in 2010:

A side-note on the Cameo Lounge: There’s a great, free comedy show there every Wednesday night hosted by Gummys Live-alum Max Silvestri, Gabe Liedman, and (occasionally) Jenny Slate, featuring a consistently excellent lineup of rising and established comics (past bills have featured Sarah Silverman, Todd Barry, Aziz Ansari, John Mulaney, Joe Mande, Videogum’s Gabe Delahaye, Kumail Nanjiani aka John Mayer’s BFF, and many et ceteras). It’s called Big Terrific, and it’s the best way to spend no money in Brooklyn.

Astro Coast is out via Kanine. Check the tour dates:

02/03 – London, UK @ Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
02/04 – Kingston, UK @ Hippodrome
02/05 – London, UK @ KOKO
02/09 – London, UK @ Scala
02/16 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth %
02/17 – Deland, FL @ DaVinci %
02/18 – Tallahassee, FL @ Engine Room %
02/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn %
02/20 – Nashville , TN @ The End %
02/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor @ %
02/23 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street %
02/24 – Washington DC @ Dc 9 %
02/26 – Hanover, NH @ Dartmouth College !
02/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel #
02/28 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge #
03/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary #
03/02 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott #
03/03 – Providence, RI @ AS220 #
03/05 – Montreal @ Il Motore #
03/06 – Toronto @ Sneaky Dees #
03/07 – Geneseo, NY @ Suny Geneseo College #
03/08 – Meadville, PA @ Allegheny #
03/09 – Detroit MI @ Magic Stick #
03/11 – Bloomington, IN @ the Bishop #
03/12 – Columbia, MO @ Mojos #
03/13 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge #
03/14 – Oklahoma City @ The Conservatory #
03/17 – Austin, TX @ (SXSW)
03/18 – Austin, TX @ (SXSW)
03/19 – Austin, TX @ (SXSW)
03/20 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (SXSW) #!
03/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space #?
03/25 – Claremont, CA @ Pitzer College @
03/26 – San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink Elephant @
03/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex @
03/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Beauty Bar #
03/29 – Isla Vista, CA @ Biko Garage #
03/30 – Visalia, CA @ Howie and Sons #
04/01 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Metamusic #
04/02 – San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill # $
04/02 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
04/04 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project #
04/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Bitmore Cabaret #
04/06 – Missoula, MT @ The Palace #
04/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
04/09 – Madison, WI @ Der Rathskeller #
04/11 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit #
04/12 – Ithaca, NY @ The Shop (Ithaca College) #
04/13 – Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit Soundlab #
04/15 – Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club (Princeton University) #

% w/ Turbo Fruits & Holiday Shores
! w/ Small Black
# w/ Turbo Fruits
@ w/ Best Coast
$ w/ Ganglians