We all need a break. Yeah, even us. But while we recharge the batteries, why not take a look at what we've done over the past 12 months, hmmm?
Like Weezer? This one's for you.
Of the growing tide of surf-inspired indie rock bands to emerge from small town America, Florida’s Surfer Blood perhaps seemed the least likely to translate cult acclaim into mainstream success. Their scuzzy Beach Boys revivalism, while showcasing a fine style of summer songwriting, wasn’t as accessible as the likes of Wild Nothing or Best Coast. It’s all change with ‘Pythons’, the band’s most mainstream offering yet and first for their major label home. Upbeat number ‘Weird Shapes’ throws a hefty dose of synth into the mix, a stark contrast to ’11’s downtrodden ‘Tarot Classics’. Weezer devotees in search of the new wave will lap ‘Pythons’ up.
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