Surfer Blood to Play Exit/In June 23


With new fourth album Snowdonia, Florida bred indie rockers Surfer Blood begin something of a new chapter. Now many years removed from the chillwave movement they helped popularize, and throughly settled into more indie, surf-tinged territory after flirting with electronic and garage rock elements over several releases, the band take on a more focused, and straightforward sonic direction, but that’s far from the only new beginning. Following the unfortunate death of guitarist Thomas Fekete, who quit shortly after the group’s last effort, 1000 Palms, to battle cancer, and after the exist of longtime bassist Kevin Williams, Surfer Blood are, in actuality, a wholly new band.

While Fekete’s death certainly affected the psyche of frontman John Paul Pitts, who largely steers the creative ship, the voice and personality of new members Lindsey Mills and Michael McCleary, joining drummer Tyler Schwarz, make an impact as well. Surfer Blood don’t reinvent the wheel with their new album, but they managed to perfect what they’ve been crafting for nearly a decade, and as a driving force, Pitts has never felt so confident.

In support of their latest, the group recently announced a run of summer tour dates, and we’re thrilled to see that they’ll return to town for the first time in two years June 23 at Exit/In, with support from Winter! A compelling live band, Surfer Blood are always a great time in concert, and with a new lineup and second wind, this feels like the best time to catch them in years! Grab tickets right here.

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May 13 – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL^
May 27 – Santa Fe Railyard – Santa Fe, NM
May 29 – Memorial Stadium – Boise, Idaho+
June 1 – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MO^
June 2 – The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
June 3 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN^
June 5 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO*
June 7 – The Bartlett – Spokane, WA*
June 8 – Broken City – Calgary, AB, Canada*
June 10 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK, Canada*
June 13 – The Aquarium – Fargo, ND*
June 14 – First Avenue & 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN*
June 15 – Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA*
June 16 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI*
June 17 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL*
June 18 – HI-FI Indy – Indianapolis, IN*
June 20 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH*
June 21 – El Club – Detroit, MI*
June 22 – MOTR – Cincinnati, OH*
June 23 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN*
June 24 – Saturn Birmingham – Birmingham, AL*
June 25 – Park Tavern in Piedmont Park – Atlanta, GA*

* with Winter
^ with The Shins
+ with The Shins & Built to Spill

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