Surfer Blood’s debut single, “Swim,” is one of those numbers that had it been recorded in the ’80s, its video would require a California beach, bikini babes, muscle men, and a flashy Camaro. Thankfully, we’re in a different decade. By utilizing a lo-fi approach similar to that of Japandroids, the band crafts an unapologetic anthem (Which “Swim” most definitely is) replete with big guitar lines and well placed “Whoas” and presents it in such a way where it doesn’t sound hopelessly dated, but fresh and fun.
MP3: Surfer Blood – Swim
Surfer Blood’s debut record, Astro Coast will be available January 19th on Kanine Records.