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New Music Report: Surfer Blood

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The debut album from West Palm Beach-based '90s throwback rockers Surfer Blood blends Weezer hooks and Pavement slacker jams with distorted guitars and post-punk choruses. Rolling Stone assistant editor Kevin O'Donnell notes the group is young enough to have been in diapers with indie rock exploded in the 1990s, but you'd never know that from listening to Astro Coast, which was cut in a Florida college dorm room. Standout track "Swim" mixes tight crunchy riffs with heavily reverbed vocals that sort of sound like Brian Wilson fronting a garage band. The band's LP isn't out for a few weeks, but you can hear more from them on their MySpace.

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