One of my favorite moments of this year's SXSW happened damn near out of nowhere. I was walking back to Phoenix HQ (a fancy hotel room at the Radisson) with Carl Lavin of Great Scott and a few other flash cats whose identities I now forget, and for some reason I voiced an uncontrolable desire to catch a SURFER BLOOD show. We walked up some block parallel to 6th and then -- holy shit! -- we could hear the Florida indie band playing off somewhere in the distance. SXSW is straight-up magic like that. (Then I saw Surfer Blood a hundred times over the next few days)
I know, cool story, bro. Anyway, Surfer Blood just released a new jam called "Miranda," it's got a sweet lil' Pixies vibe to it, and it's the first cut off new EP Tarot Classics, set to drop Oct. 25 off the always-awesome Kanine Records.
LISTEN HERE: Surfer Blood "Miranda" [soundcloud link]