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Surfer Blood, one of the great lo-fi-tinged indie rock bands of the past decade, are gearing up to release their fifth LP “Carefree Theatre”. That arrives on September 25 via Kanine Records, and so far the John Paul Pitts-fronted group has teased us with the singles “Parkland (Into the Silence)” and “Karen.” Today they’re back with the latest taste of the album, a video for their breezy new single “Summer Trope.” The track ebbs and flows with lush reverb-soaked melodies and soaring choruses, another textbook Surfer Blood surf anthem. While the song recounts an Alcatraz prison escape gone wrong, its wondrous music video was crafted with rippling, sun-kissed visual aplomb by director David Hamzik. It follows Pitts as a castaway – dressed in a shaggy wig and beard – stranded and wandering a tropical coastline before being rescued and returned to land to finish up a live gig. It’s a weirdly giddy clip that’s got some pretty neat underwater camerawork on display.Carefree Theatre is the first album Surfer Blood recorded since Pitts moved back to South Florida, and it takes its name from the now-shuttered West Palm Beach DIY venue where he initially cut his teeth as a performer. According to Pitts, the record “is about coming full circle.”

“We’ve had our ups and downs as a band, plenty of changes through the years, but here we are back where we started. After a decade of touring and putting out records, we’re back with our first label just in time for the ten year anniversary of Astro Coast. For all the pushing ahead and not looking back, the past has caught up with us. I don’t mean that in a haunting way, but in the familiar way that warms you from the inside.”

Speaking of Astro Coast, that classic debut LP is getting a special 10th anniversary double vinyl reissue – dropping on August 29th via Kanine Records. 

Limited edition of 500 made. We were planning to sell these on our summer tour… which is unfortunately cancelled. Includes guest vocalists Pip Blom, Winter and Surfer Blood’s Lindsey Mills. Three per order maximum. International shipping available.
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Surfer Blood will now release their fifth studio album “Carefree Theatre” on the newly announced date of September 25th.

It’s an album not as much looking back as coming full-circle. The Carefree Theatre in West Palm Beach, FL was the only venue in town for most of the band’s childhood; it’s where kids would go for everything from touring punk bands to community theatre productions. It was the kind of experience that would expose a twenty-one year old songwriter to a world outside of Florida, inspire him to start a band, and tour the country. It’s the kind of resilience and hard-work that that’s admirable in our disposable age, and it looks like the band’s output won’t be slowing down anytime soon: ten years, four full-length records, and a few line-up changes later, the band has re-centered itself with its tightest and most focused songs in years.

The album sees them return to their first label Kanine Records. It was written and recorded in South Florida and is the first record the band has released since John Paul Pitts, the singer and main songwriter, moved back to the state, The news comes with the release of the album’s new single “Summer Trope.” The appropriately titled track does have a very chill summer-feel to it, with a fun music video to go along with it.

Find the video for “Summer Trope” available to watch below.

“Summer Trope” from the forthcoming album Carefree Theatre, out Sept 25, 2020 on Kanine Records.

On May 1st, 2020 Surfer Blood were due to release “Carefree Theatre”, their fifth studio album, and a return to their first label Kanine Records. Written and recorded in South Florida, its the first record the band has released since John Paul Pitts, the singer and main songwriter moved back to the state. It’s an album not as much looking back as coming full-circle.

The Carefree Theatre in West Palm Beach, FL was the only venue in town for most of the band’s childhood; it’s where kids would go for everything from touring punk bands to community theater productions. It was the kind of experience that would expose a twenty-one year old songwriter to a world outside of Florida, inspire him to start a band, and tour the country.

It was a leap of faith the band took in 2010 with the release of Astro Coast, the band’s celebrated debut. Surfer Blood’s rise was remarkable, from rehearsing in a Florida storage container to mainstage at Coachella and touring with the Pixies. Then after an all-too-commonplace major label disaster, the band rebounded quietly, putting out two adventurous albums and consistently touring the world for over a decade. It’s the kind of resilience and hard-work that that’s admirable in our disposable age, and it looks like the band’s output won’t be slowing down anytime soon: ten years, four full-length records, and a few lineup changes later, the band has re-centered itself with its tightest and most focused songs in years.

Surfer Blood reschedules their album release and tour dates. Carefree Theatre is now out July 17th on Kanine Records and their North American tour dates kick off the following week and continue into Feb. 2021. In the midst of the band’s self quarantine, they’ve started a series of home movies. We’re premiering the first edition for the album’s recent single “Karen” that Flood Magazine called “as much an earworm as anything we’ve come to expect from the group over the years…

“Karen” is from the upcoming album “Carefree Theatre” out May 1, 2020 on Kanine Records.

In a lot of ways, Surfer Blood’s forthcoming fifth LP “Carefree Theatre” brings the band full circle. Set to be released ten years after their monumental debut Astro Coast, the record will arrive following frontman John Paul Pitts’ return to his home state of Florida as well as Surfer Blood’s return to their original label Kanine Records—though the turbulent ten-year interim has provided Theatre with a brand new perspective on their debut’s themes.

That said, one track that sounds structurally familiar is “Karen,” which was born of the same universe as a song off Astro Coast. “It was originally supposed to be the companion song to ‘Fast Jabroni,’ but I never finished it and ended up shelving it for over a decade,” Pitts shares. “After moving back home to Florida and re-evaluating my entire life, I decided it was time to revisit the material.”  The move back to Florida also inspired a vision for the breezy tune’s gleaming video, matching Surfer Blood’s tune about someone named Karen taking showers with images of all four band members getting soaked while strumming and percussing along. It’s as much an earworm as anything we’ve come to expect from the group over the years, though there’s a certain sense of comfortability unheard since their Jabroni days.

Carefree Theatre is out May 1st via Kanine Records

Hope you’re all staying healthy!,
Bandcamp is waiving their fees today to help support artists.  Today is the perfect day to grab that shirt or vinyl you’ve been eyeing from your favorite bands (like us!).
From our bandcamp page, you can grab rare vinyl that was only sold on tour: Covers LP, Hourly Haunts 10″ vinyl EP + shirts & more.

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From Kanine Records bandcamp page you can pre-order our new album Carefree Theatre (coming soon!) on ocean blue vinyl (which is only available for pre-orders) xo Surfer Blood

Band Members
John Paul Pitts,
Tyler Schwarz,
Mikey McCleary,
Lindsey Mills

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Florida natives Surfer Blood released their debut and indie breakout album “Astro Coast” over 10 years ago now.

In 2009 Barack Hussein Obama was President and a scrappy bunch of kids from West Palm Beach, Florida were booking their own shows across the country, sleeping in 24 hour Walmart parking lots and going for broke like only teenagers can. They had songs of MySpace. They became CMJ breakout artists. They had a chance meeting with a Brooklyn indie label. And in January of 2010, Surfer Blood released their debut album Astro Coast, 10 tracks that Pitchfork named Best New Music and said upon release that it “succeeds wildy” as a “relentlessly catchy, ‘classic indie’ album”– and their “debut LP … is first and foremost a great guitar album packed with sing-along hooks, but there’s more going on beneath the surface.” Rolling Stone said “they dress up their guitar-mad escapades in a stadium-echo kick that Nineties indie kids were too grumpy to try.” Surfer Blood spent the year touring the world and were the most blogged about indie artist – blogs were a very big thing – culminating with them landing on everyone’s year end lists.

They spent the year touring around the world playing major festivals in Tokyo, Australia, United Kingdom and at home.They have continued to tour and release music in the past 10 years. For the anniversary, Surfer Blood will revisit their most popular release and include some never before heard material.

The limited edition double coloured (blue / purple) vinyl gatefold release, with 10 unreleased demos and live tracks, a foldout poster and download card, is available on Record Store Day 2020 at participating record stores worldwide. This Record Store Day release Includes download code. Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide. Gatefold vinyl. Exclusive color vinyl.

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Garden Centre are both subtle and not-at-all subtle. Their sound is led by chief singer/songwriter Max Levy, whose voice sounds like Wand’s Cory Hanson if he inhaled a ton of helium and lived in a mushroom-shaped dwelling from a children’s book. Levy’s high-pitched vocals might be off-putting at first, but it doesn’t take long to warm up to them, especially when they pair so well with his fantastical lyrics and off-kilter instrumentals. Garden Centre released their latest album, A Moon for Digging, last year on Brooklyn’s Kanine Records, and its leisurely, oddball pop songs à la Daniel Johnston are heartwarming at the very least, and at most: an absolute emotional tidal wave.

From the album “A Moon for Digging”

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For the past few years, London four-piece Honey Lung have quietly been making some of the most satisfyingly melodic guitar music available. The band recently signed to Big Scary Monsters (American Football, Beach Slang) for the release of a forthcoming EP, the follow-up to their singles and demos collection, Memory, which landed on the list of best EPs of 2019. There’s something vaguely classic and deeply meaningful about their lo-fi rock songs. File Honey Lung under heartfelt, yearning lyrics and eccentric, dynamic instrumentals.

Led by singer/guitarist/songwriter Jamie Batten, Honey Lung’s sound pulls from ’90s indie rock, alt-rock and shoegaze and puts equal emphasis on melody and hooks and wild guitar squalls. Honey Lung released their debut album, Memory, via Kanine Records last year and recently returned with new single “Nothing”:

Honey Lung are: Jamie Batten, Harry Chambers, David Sherry, Omri Covo.

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Listening to Weeping Icon’s debut album is too enter a dim catacomb of psychical catharsis. Urgent yet calculated riffs rip through a thunderous pummel of percussion, with a blend of punk and psychedelic drumming which carries the songs with an atmosphere of organized chaos. Lyrically they are both serious and sarcastic, trading off vocalists to confront issues central to a generation, dosing listeners with the controlled sense of horror and humour like flavors in a dish.The band’s debut record “Weeping Icon” is a collection of 7 songs that archive the metamorphosis into heavier and more provocative territories.

In keeping with their live performance’s, a sequence of dystopian sound interludes complete the album, serving as guided meditations between the candid subversive fury of the main tracks. Recorded and mixed by Uniform’s Ben Greenberg and mastered by Jonathan Schenke in New York City.

Weeping Icon’s self-titled debut album, out now on Fire Talk and Kanine Records, is a chilling adrenaline rush. It’s the kind of record that will make you run faster out of fear. Their gothic psych-punk is a noisy, dark tunnel, and the only way you can get out is by riding their wave of pummeling rock ‘n’ roll.

It’s an undeniably underground record, and this trio’s maniacal cacophonies will appeal to those on the fringes, but all the better given that New York City has more than enough outsiders.

Weeping Icon’s debut self titled album on Fire Talk Records.

The late 80’s and early 90’s were a huge influence for many new artists. But when they cite sounds from great artists like Johnny Marr, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, and the Beach Boys, you know they are on track to something great. Combining up-beat drum beats, melodic bass riffs, jingly guitar leads, and fluttery lighter-than-air vocals, Tallies gives out a soft, yet bouncy ray of sunshine not unlike The Sundays’ debut album Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. Tallies bridges that long lost sound with yet a new and youthful take on something all their own.

Coming out of Toronto, this indie pop band recently formed this year by lead singer and guitarist Sarah Cogan and guitarist Dylan Franklin. With Cian O’Neill on drums and Stephen Pitman on bass they release their debut album via Kanine Records and Fear of Missing Out.

Jingly, jangly, and memorable, Tallies hit the mark and leave a lasting impression with their debut album.

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Band Members
Guitar/Vocals: Sarah Cogan
Guitar: Dylan Frankland
Bass: Patrick McCormack
Drums: Cian O’Neill
debut album from Toronto, Canada’s Indie pop. Memphis Industries Records.
released January 11, 2019

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London quartet Honey Lung are one of the most promising bands of the past few years, and their recent vinyl-only EP, Memory, released on Brooklyn’s Kanine Records, is further evidence of their striking melodic intuition and incredibly moving woe. The eight-track EP, which was recorded with help from Yuck’s Max Bloom, consists of four singles and four demos that range from dejected lo-fi sketches to some of the most satisfying hook-driven rock tracks of 2019. Young adult depression, self-deprecation and the undying need for companionship fill the lines of Memory, and though post-night-out exhilaration and downcast, sleepless nights are what largely characterize this EP, Jamie Batten’s compassionate vocals and invigorating melodies are restorative. Honey Lung made their U.S. live debut at this year’s SXSW, where they also recorded an exclusive session for the blog Paste, performing two songs from Memory and an unreleased track. Following their EP, they released a new single and their best track to date, “Nothing,” which marries the off-kilter flourishes of their demos with the fierce catchiness of their singles.

Things are looking very bright for Honey Lung in 2020.