January 11, 2010

Surfer Blood - Astro Coast (2010)

America, this is "Your Radar" speaking: Surfer Blood sells out shows. They blog and Tweet. And they have already committed to South by Southwest in March. Now is the time, if you haven't done so already, to get acquainted with five young dudes from West Palm Beach. "Swim", the first single off of Astro Coast, grabbed my attention in early November, and although the rest of the tracks are quite different than the anthemic rock of "Swim," I have been spinning the catchy blend of mellow vibes and indie pop something heavy. Silky smooth surf guitar riffs coupled with Weezer-esque harmonies make tracks like "Catholic Pagans," "Twin Peaks" and "Take it Easy" stand out as familiar throwbacks. "Floating Vibes," my favorite track off the album, encapsulates all the elements that makes Surfer Blood so fresh and enjoyable — carefree lyrics and vocals, reverberating chords, and surf guitar fill. There are exactly zero reasons not to check this band out.


awmercy said...

A solid start to 2010.

I really like "Twin Peaks" and the failed booty call.

Mona said...

My vote for most persuasive QuickCrit post ever written!

Nightrain said...

Sell. Sell. Sell.