SoFla Does SXSW 2011: Surfer Blood

This post wraps up our look at the tricounty area bands playing official SXSW showcases. Are you in a band headed to Texas next week to play an unofficial show? Email us here.

It's just these sort of festivals that helped Surfer Blood first break through on a national scale -- both the CMJ festival in 2009 and SXSW in 2010 scored the band accolades, deals, and tours aplenty. Now, it's approximately a million blog light years later, and the band's got some new material to air out, finally, in advance of its forthcoming major-label debut. 

They'll likely focus on that during these performances as well as, of course, material from its much-lauded Astro Coast, which the band by now could play in its sleep. Let's just hope it doesn't. Surfer Blood plays three showcases at SXSW this year: Tuesday, March 15, at Emo's main room, Wednesday, March 16, at Beauty Bar, and Thursday, March 16, at Habana Bar's backyard.

Below, check out this video of three new Surfer Blood songs captured live recently at Propaganda by trusty photographer Ian Witlen.

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