Surfer Blood is an indie rock band from West Palm Beach, Florida. Their 2009 debut single, “Swim”, debuted through Pitchfork Media and gained critical acclaim, being placed as the 37th best track on ‘Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs of 2009’. Their sound has been compared to contemporaries Weezer, Pavement, Vampire Weekend and Built to Spill.
The group has four members: John Paul Pitts (lead vocals/guitar), Thomas Fekete (guitar/backing vocals), Kevin Williams (bass guitar/backing vocals) and Tyler Jerry Schwarz (drums). Their music style incorporates elements of lo-fi alternative rock as well as guitar-heavy, tuneful indie pop and power pop music. The band’s debut album, ‘Astro Coast’, was released to generally positive reviews on January 19, 2010 through Kanine Records. The album peaked at #124 on the Billboard 200 album chart.