Though South Florida doesn’t have the tides to shoot the curl, West Palm Beach’s Surfer Blood fuse sunny surf rock charm with indie rock cool. Guitarist/vocalist John Paul Pitts and drummer Tyler Schwarz had known each other since high school; they started playing together and connected with guitarist Thomas Fekete, bassist Brian Black, and percussionist Marcos Marchesani at an Ultra Music Festival after-party, 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 began in late August after Surfer Blood played a show at the Brooklyn venue Bruar Falls; when they returned to New York that fall for the CMJ Music Marathon, they played ten shows. Tours with Art Brut and Japandroids kept Surfer Blood busy for the rest of 2009, and their debut album, Astro Coast, was released in early 2010. Later that year, the band signed to Warner Bros., but released the Tarot Classics EP on Kanine in 2011.

Surfer Blood Cover The Clash, Headlining North American Tour This Fall. "Pythons" now out on Kanine Records.

Surfer Blood Cover The Clash, Tour This Fall

Surfer Blood have released a cover of The Clash’s “Spanish Bombs,” taken off their legendary 1979 album, London Calling. The band’s cover can be viewed on YouTube, highlighting a catchy jangling surf rock take on the classic punk-rock anthem.

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SURFER BLOOD - Announce Headlining North American Tour in Support of New Album 'Pythons'

Surfer Blood To Tour in Support of ‘Pythons’

Surfer Blood is set to tour North America this fall in support of their second full-length album Pythons Surfer Blood’s out now on Warner Bros./Kanine Records. fter trips to Australia and EU/UK this Summer, we’ll play MFNW in Portland, Launch Fest in Sacramento and Riot Fest in Chicago this Fall, before officially kicking off our headline tour with Gauntlet Hair.

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Surfer Blood release new video, share album details

Surfer Blood Reveal New Video & Album Details

Surfer Blood returns with their second full-length album, Pythons, out June 11 on Warner Bros./Kanine Records. The band will tour with Foals this spring in advance of the release. The “Demon Dance” video was directed by Malia James of Dum Dum Girls

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Review Of “Tarot Classics EP” By Surfer Blood

There definitely seems to be a trend these days with bands evolving the Surf/Psychedelic/ Beach Pop genre, if that’s even a thing. It’s amazing how without having to think about it much, one listen to Surfer Blood’s new EP Tarot Classics will tell you that it’s the in/ cool music of the day.

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