Surfer Blood: 1000 Palms

surferbloodSurfer Blood has become fairly well known in the lo-fi surf rock world. Their catchy and accessible tuneful indie pop with a touch of angst and grit shows that they know how to write a tune. Their EP Tarot Classics and first full length Astro Coast made some waves. Their 2013 release Pythons had a few remarkable moments but fell a bit short in some fans books including my own. 1000 Palms shows Surfer Blood getting back to their DIY roots. The single “I Can’t Explain” starts out a little slow and sad but quickly moves into signature Surfer Blood with jangly chorus and big melodies. “Feast – Famine” is upbeat and chill. “Dorian” has a pleasant beat and lovely melodies, it’s catchy no doubt about it. All and all Surfer Blood delivers a sunny and authentic album with angst and surf rock. It’s not mind blowing but it’s nothing short of enjoyable especially in the summer! Surf’s up.

Recommended If You Like: Wavves, Smith Westerns, Best Coast

Recommended Tracks: 3 (I Can’t Explain), 4 (Feast-Famine), 8 (Dorian), 6 (Saber-Tooth & Bone)

Do Not Play: None

Written by Emilie Stafford on 06/29/2015

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