Surfer Blood's new album, 1000 Palms, comes out May 12.
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May 3, 2015 On its first album since leaving a major label, the Florida band sounds at once self-assured and wistful, as confident as ever and yet more careful.
Surfer Blood's new album, Pythons, comes out June 11.
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June 2, 2013 On its second album, the beachy pop-rock band balances its fussy, studio-bound side with rich full-band chemistry and songs whose hooks pop into your thoughts days later. Pythons is more streamlined and straight-ahead than 2010's Astro Coast, but it's still catchy as anything.
Clockwise from upper left: Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, Maria Schneider, Surfer Blood.
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March 5, 2013 Bob and Robin are joined this week by friends from NPR Music, who share new tracks from The Flaming Lips, Surfer Blood, Sufjan Stevens, Miyazaki, Maria Schneider and more.
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December 8, 2010 NPR Music contributor Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag) shares some of her favorite recordings of the year.
December 7, 2010 The fact that All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen couldn't come up with 10 albums he's passionate about says it all: The trend from albums to songs is stronger than it's been since 1965.
February 22, 2010 The band members, who are still in their early 20s, recorded their debut album Astro Coast in their Florida dorm room before releasing it to an enthusiastic audience. Throughout the record, Surfer Blood pulls off a tricky mix of surly post-punk and sunny surf-rock.
January 25, 2010 On this edition of All Songs Considered, we're featuring two bands from Sweden that make gorgeous, otherworldly music: the duo known as jj and a band called Fredrik. We've got selections from both on the program, along with new music from The Besnard Lakes, Surfer Blood, Midlake, singer-songwriter Josiah Wolf and a group called The Hotrats covering a classic from Pink Floyd.
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