Twitter confirms that Baywatch fans Surfer Blood have safely arrived in Austin, Texas, for a week of playing for college students and, apparently, enterprising hairdressers at SXSW. Plus, the South Florida studs have joined the esteemed company of B.o.B, Two Door Cinema Club, Anarbor, and Mayer Hawthorne as mtvU's Freshman 5 this year.
From mtvU's press release:
Surfer Blood: When you think of Palm Beach, Florida, what comes to
mind? Palm trees swaying gently in the balmy breeze? Scantily-clad
bikini buxom babes rollerblading down an infinite slab of coral-colored
concrete? How about anthemic, bombastic, life-affirming indie pop? If
the latter didn't occur to you, let us introduce you to Surfer Blood:
they call West Palm Beach home and, while still in their early 20s, have
penned an album worth of catchy indie songs that even the most
hook-laden power pop band would rightfully be jealous of. In January
2010, Surfer Blood released Astro Coast, their debut album, on Kanine
Records. Their first single release, "Swim (To Reach the End)", with its
deliciously deafening swaths of reverb and feedback, comes across like
early Orange Juice covering every song on Weezer's Blue Album at once.
Beyond the "Freshman 5," mtvU will also air a short performance from
SXSW in mtvU's "Ahead of the Curve."
Life-affirming indeed. See if you can top AnitaNewProstate's comment: "SURFER BLOOD!
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BLEAAHH!!! Imabitsquimisharoundblood. METAL! surferBLOAD," and vote Surfer Blood's cheeky "Swim (To Reach the End)" video as the best of the Freshman 5 right here.