A little of surfer/indie chillwave rock is always much appreciated, and Surfer Blood do a splendid job at concocting a perfect mix. Lo-fi drums and lush guitars, with pleasant vocal harmonies, these guys make you feel like summer is here. The forecast: 1000 Palms will be the soundtrack of your summer road trips.
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Surfer Blood have something about them certainly. They’ve toured with Pixies for God's sake and they make a chirpy brand of surf/chillwave influenced indie pop which is hard to dislike. 'Island’ has some deliciously jangly guitars which give way to a more fuzzy Weezer type sounds. They’ve thought about all this for sure - the track is not your standard Cribs style indie anthem - it has elements of that but the band prove that they’ve been listening to their tour mates by bringing different guitar textures into the mix.
‘Feast Famine’ uses synths to pick out a new wave type chord sequence over which a quirky They Might Be Giants wandering vocal is placed. Its a catchy thing. They have pop chops for sure. There are moments when they sound like the sort of semi impressive bands you see politely making their way through a support slot before you never hear of them again but I think there are enough potential summer pop anthems littered throughout this record such as ‘Sabre-Tooth and Bone’ for it to appeal for fans of tuneful American slacker rock bands.
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