Tuesday, May 25, 2010

surfer blood - astrocoast

this is definitely my favorite album of 2010 so far. every song is a total jam, their hooks rule and the reverb kills me every time. seems like they're just a bunch of fun dudes from florida. they put out "swim" in 2009 and it got a lot of praise from pitchfork etc (#37/100 on the best songs of 2009), though honestly it might be one of my least favorite songs on the album. i'm partial to "take it easy" cause the the little guitar riffs in that song are so catchy. also "twin peaks" is a great song, mostly because of the first 5 seconds of the song. also, the last song on the album "catholic pagans" is such a jam for riding your bike or enjoying the sunshine. needless to say, this is a total summer album. when ross showed me this band i couldn't stop playing this album for a few months. he describes them as "the singer of animal collective playing with pavement covering beach boys songs" and i'd have to say that's a great description of their song. surf rock 2010.

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