1 OF MONTREAL: Lousy With Sylvianbriar
2 BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: The Third Eye Centre
3 DEER TICK: Negativity
4 DIANE COFFEE: My Friend Fish
5 DR. DOG: B-Room
6 KEVIN DEVINE: Bubblegum
7 KING KRULE: 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
8 DUCKTAILS: Wish Hotel [EP]
9 YUCK: Glow And Behold
10 POLICA: Shulamith
11 PARQUET COURTS: Tally All The Things That You Broke [EP]
12 FUZZ: Fuzz
13 SLEIGH BELLS: Bitter Rivals
14 THOSE DARLINS: Blur The Line
15 THE BLOW: The Blow
16 TENNIS: Small Sound [EP]
17 MINOR ALPS: Get There
18 JESSE WOODS: Get Your Burdens Lifted
19 HEAD AND THE HEART: Let’s Be Still
20 DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR.: The Speed Of Things
21 COURTNEY BARNETT: The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas
22 BEST COAST: Fade Away
23 FRANKIE ROSE: Herein Wild
24 MAN MAN: On Oni Pond
25 PHANTOGRAM: Phantogram [EP]
26 CASS MCCOMBS: Big Wheel And Others
27 RUBBLEBUCKET: Save Charlie [EP]
28 DISMEMBERMENT PLAN: Uncanney Valley
29 MAZZY STAR: Seasons Of Your Day
30 LA LUZ: It’s Alive
1 OF MONTREAL: Lousy With Sylvianbriar
1 OF MONTREAL Lousy With Sylvianbriar
2 DR. DOG B-Room
3 DEER TICK Negativity
4 YUCK Glow And Behold
5 KING KRULE 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
6 PARQUET COURTS Tally All The Things That You Broke [EP]
7 KEVIN DEVINE Bubblegum
8 BELLE AND SEBASTIAN The Third Eye Centre
9 THOSE DARLINS Blur The Line
10 FUZZ Fuzz
11 SLEIGH BELLS Bitter Rivals
12 POLICA Shulamith
13 DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. The Speed Of Things
14 HAIM Days Are Gone
15 MAN MAN On Oni Pond
16 FRANKIE ROSE Herein Wild
17 PHANTOGRAM Phantogram [EP]
18 THE BLOW The Blow
19 BEST COAST Fade Away
20 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA Blue Record [EP]
21 CHVRCHES The Bones Of What You Believe
22 HEAD AND THE HEART Let’s Be Still
23 RUBBLEBUCKET Save Charlie [EP]
24 OBITS Bed And Bugs
25 MAZZY STAR Seasons Of Your Day
26 CHELSEA WOLFE Pain Is Beauty
27 DISMEMBERMENT PLAN Uncanney Valley
28 COURTNEY BARNETT The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas
29 ALBERT HAMMOND JR. AHJ
30 VOLCANO CHOIR Repave
We spoke with Surfer Blood members John Paul Pitts, Thomas Fekte, Tyler Schwarz, and Kevin Williams before their midnight show at the TLA on October 4th. Read below to find out about new obstacles they encountered moving onto a major label, their favorite horror movie, and what they’re thinking of dressing up as for Halloween.
Shannen: How did you guys all meet?
JP: Well, we’re all from the same town; we all grew up there at least. We went to high school there, and we were all playing in bands that were a little bit left of center. We all were sort of aware of each other and what we were doing, and yeah, I mean one day we started recording demos of some of the Surfer Blood songs. It wasn’t really serious and I guess Tom heard it and brought it up to me that he’d like to play guitar.
Shannen: Do you remember what some of those first songs were?
JP: A lot of the songs ended up on Astro Coast, our first record. I don’t think it was ever really supposed to be a proper record or anything, it was just something that we started and I felt really, really compelled to finish. So yeah, some of those songs ended up on the record later.
TF: I think the first song that I had heard was “Fast Jabroni”. That was a really early one that you guys had written.
TS: There are some demos that we’ve never even put out that I have on my computer. Well my laptop was stolen, so I must have lost some of them, but we had some kind of pirate-sounding songs.
Shannen: I think you guys tweeted the other day that you recorded on a Dell. Was that the laptop that got stolen?
TF: Yeah, I tweeted a really ridiculous run-on sentence that was ranting about Macintosh, even though I have nothing against Mac. I was just basically saying you don’t have to have a Mac, and we made a record on a Dell.
JP: There is so much digital noise on that record, though. If you listen closely there are so many parts where it’s just like (makes noise).