Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Swing South: Surfer Blood/Holiday Shores/Turbo Fruits

Surfer Blood: "Swim"
Holiday Shores: "Phones Don't Feud"
Turbo Fruits: "Know Too Much"

Stepping into the hype machine is Surfer Blood. Perhaps the best thing of their HIT "Swim" is that instead of careening off on its own experimental fuzzed-off axis, it keeps the guitar melody sharp, allowing the vox to instead be all analog-sounding fuzz. There's of course, a lot of this going on--anywhere from Japandroids to Black Lips to Times New Viking, but for a penchant of fun they throw in that "afro-pop" vibe in a few places, allowing them to capitalize on the convergence of multiple trends at once. Just like any good band-of-the-moment.

Dang, there's even a "Twin Peaks" song.

I'm not saying Surfer Blood will fade, I hope the West Palm kids have got in them for the long haul. And Tallahassee's Holiday Shores aren't so shabby either, emphasizing more of the loosey-goosey rhythmic parts though....different boats for different coasts.

And oh, snap! Nashville's Turbo Fruits may blow both of them out of the water. All in all, this would be a fun show to attend, very buzz worthy, alt-cred will skyrocket.

Southern tour dates below....

Feb 16 2010
Backbooth w/Holiday Shores + Turbo Fruits Orlando, Florida

Feb 17 2010
DaVinci w/Holiday Shores + Turbo Fruits Deland, Florida

Feb 18 2010
Engine Room w/Holiday Shores + Turbo Fruits Tallahassee, Florida

Feb 19 2010
Criminal Records (instore) Atlanta, Georgia

Feb 19 2010
Drunken Unicorn w/Holiday Shores Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 20 2010
Grimey’s (Instore) Nashville, Tennessee

Feb 20 2010
The End w/Holiday Shores + Turbo Fruits Nashville, Tennessee
(***this show is too big for this place, will crumble under the weight of Pitchfork)

Feb 22 2010
Snug Harbor w/Holiday Shores + Turbo Fruits Charlotte, North Carolina

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