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Surfer Blood

West Palm Beach's Surfer Blood fuse sunny surf rock charm with indie rock cool. Guitarist/vocalist John Paul Pitts and drummer Tyler Schwarz have known each other since high school; they started playing together and soon connected with guitarist Thomas Fekete and bassist Kevin Williams, officially becoming Surfer Blood in spring 2009. They began recording and touring almost immediately, laying down tracks in Pitts' apartment and embarking on four tours in their first five months together. The buzz around the band built quickly as they hit the road with Art Brut and Japandroids while preparing their debut album. Released in early 2010 by Brooklyn indie Kanine, Astro Coast was warmly received by critics and introduced Surfer Blood to a greater audience, reaching the Billboard Top 200. Later that year, the band signed to Warner Bros., but released the Tarot Classics EP on Kanine in 2011. Prior to the EP's release, Surfer Blood were pegged to be the opening act for Pixies' 2011 tour. Working with former Pixies producer Gil Norton, they delivered their more polished major-label debut, Pythons, in June of 2013. After debuting the new single "Dorian" in February 2015, the band announced that guitarist Fekete was suffering from sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, and was leaving the band. After signing to Joyful Noise Records, they delivered their third LP, 1000 Palms, in May of that year. Following the late 2015 departure of longtime bassist Williams -- who was replaced by old high-school friend Lindsey Mills -- in May 2016 Surfer Blood reported that former guitarist Fekete had succumbed to cancer. The band's ambitious 2017 album, Snowdonia, was the first to feature Mills and guitarist Michael McCleary. ~ Heather Phares
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Albums by
Surfer Blood

Top Songs by
Surfer Blood

  1.   Song
  2.   Floating Vibes
  3.   Miranda
  4.   Swim
  5.   Matter of Time
  6.   Demon Dance
  7.   Frozen
  8.   Island
  9.   Instant Doppelgängers
  10.   Six Flags in F or G
  11.   I Can't Explain
  12.   Take It Easy
  13.   Twin Peaks
  14.   I'm Not Ready
  15.   Drinking Problem
  16.   Covered Wagons
  17.   Voyager Reprise
  18.   Needles and Pins
  19.   Say Yes to Me
  20.   Squeezing Blood
  21.   NW Passage
  22.   Carrier Pigeon
  23.   Saber-Tooth & Bone
  24.   Blair Witch
  25.   Point of No Return
  26.   Catholic Pagans
  27.   Feast-Famine
  28.   Prom Song
  29.   Slow Six
  30.   Gravity
  31.   Taking Care of Eddy
  32.   Dorian
  33.   Harmonix
  34.   Phantom Limb
  35.   I Was Wrong
  36.   Into Catacombs
  37.   Snowdonia
  38.   Grand Inquisitor
  39.   Dino Jay
  40.   Weird Shapes
  41.   Fast Jabroni
  42.   Other Desert Cities
  43.   Slow Jabroni
  44.   Anchorage
  45.   Neighbour Riffs
  46.   Bird 4 U

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