My Spilt Milk is pleased to present the Florida-based surf rock band October 29 at One Eyed Jacks.
Produced by Gil Norton (Doolittle, Del Amitri), Pythons is a sleeker affair than 2010's bedroom-born Astro Coast and 2011's knotty Tarot Classics EP. With 10 lean songs in 32 minutes, there's hardly a second to waste, so Pythons largely dispenses with pageantry and heads straight for the stomp box. Instrumentally, Surfer Blood's reared-on-Pavement looseness proves hard to shake even on these no-nonsense melodies; guitars dive-bomb into choruses, hooks turn into group shout-alongs.
When they played Seattle earlier this year, radio station KEXP reviewed their set on the station's blog:
John Paul Pitts and the gang are set to release new album and major label debut Pythons next week, so this tour has been great for preliminary advertising. The new singles like “Demon Dance” and “Weird Shapes” sound delightful, taking the fuzzy surf sound of Surfer Blood’s instant classic Astro Coast and mixing it with a more refined pop sound. Of course, the band wasn’t shy to touch on classics like “Floating Vibes” and “Twin Peaks”. But the crowd favorites by a mile were Tarot Classics tracks “Miranda” and “Voyager Reprise”. Surfer Blood’s playful sound, mixed with Pitts’ quirky and awkward interaction with the crowd made for a great time. For Astro Coast track “Take It Easy”, Pitts jumped into the crowd and clambered all the way back into the bar area for some up close and personal action with unsuspecting guests. Delightfully poppy and friendly as all get out
Surfer Blood will play One Eyed Jacks on Tuesday, October 29 with Team Spirit and Andy Buoy, and My Spilt Milk is pleased to present the show. We have a pair of tickets to give away to the show; you can register here to enter the drawing. The contest closes October 28 at noon Central.
I hope we see you there.