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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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Stations Featuring
Surfer Blood

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
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    Indie Party

    Indie Party
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    Top Indie

    Top Indie
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Albums by
Surfer Blood

Top Songs by
Surfer Blood

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

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