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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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Surfer Blood

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

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