Before rocking Mohawk with a Free Week show, Surfer Blood brought the sunshine to KUTX Studio 1A for a live broadcast. The Orlando based quartet jumped onto the public radio scene in 2010 with an infectious debut album and a big showing at the SXSW and CMJ music festivals. Surfer Blood followed the success of that debut with a move across the country to California to record an album with super producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Counting Crows) for Warner Brothers. For their most recent release, 1000 Palms, the band moved back to an indie outfit and released a collection of songs that use the distortion and rambunctiousness of the first album with a sort of tactical precision, allowing the band to tackle more serious subjects and deepen their sonic palette. In the past year, the band has had to deal with some fairly major lineup changes due to serious illness and career changes. In fact, the remaining tour has become an impromptu fund raiser for their guitarist Thomas Fekete after he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. You can find out more and donate to Thomas’s treatment here. Surfer Blood plans on returning to the studio in 2016 to begin work on a new record.
Check out their Studio 1A session below.