Surfer Blood were one of the biggest buzz bands at the CMJ music festival in New York, and it’s perfectly understandable. When praise in pictures and words is not enough, how about some video?! Here’s “Take it Easy” by Surfer Blood live at Webster Hall in New York on October 20, 2010.
It’s CMJ in New York and that means only one thing – buzz bands for days! One of them, Surfer Blood, has possibly generated more buzz during this music festival above all others. Naturally I was very curious to check them out and it happened on October 20, 2010 at Webster Hall. Though they supported The Drums, they received an equal amount of love at the sold out show. Their music is sort of like indie-pop with snatches of Weezer and Foals thrown in for good measure. No complaints, according2g. Lead singer John Paul Pitts rocks even moreso because he doesn’t look like a rock star and instead, he seems like someone you’d have in your math class. Put him on stage and the only thing that multiplies are an audience clapping their hands and smiling. I took a video of their song “Take it Easy,” and it’ll be posted soon, so stay tuned for that. See some more pictures of Surfer Blood, the set list and an unusual encounter with me and lead singer John Paul Pitts after the jump.