Incorporating a woozy blend of shouty anthemic choruses, wobbly guitars and lo-fi charm, roughhewn Florida five-piece Surfer Blood are about to join the likes of Pavement and Built To Spill in the pantheon of great indie-rock bands.

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  1. A mix of classic indie-rock bands -- say, Pavement, Built To Spill and Weezer -- West Palm Beach, Florida, indie-rockers Surfer Blood harken back to a familiar sound. Perhaps a modern spin on the loose, roughhewn rumble created in the early and mid nineties, the band earned favorable notices last year when Pitchfork Media named their single, "Swim" one of the best songs of 2009. Picking up on that momentum, the quintet -- singer/guitarist John Paul Pitts, drummer Tyler Schwarz, bassist Kevin Williams, guitarist Thomas Fekete, percussionist Marcos Marchesani -- released their debut album Astro Coast in January 2010 and kept the buzz driving forward. Blending almost out-of-tune guitars, harmonic sensibilities and rough, r... More»

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