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Surfer Blood debuts two new “Swim” videos, expands tour schedule

on January 28, 2010, 4:12pm

Surfer Blood‘s debut album, Astro Coast is more than just a bunch of songs built around one crafty single.  Looking at just the single though, “Swim (To Reach The End)” marks an explosive entry on to the indie music scene. This new music video only helps their case, including dreams-turned-reality and even a little bit of old man-bashing.

“Swim” takes on many different meanings depending on where it’s presented. At first listen the song draws you in with its literal imagery, frantically swimming to outrace an underwater predator maybe. Looking at the lyrics, it comes off more as a breakup song. “Swim” could also pass for a drunken sing-a-long. I’ll admit the first time I heard it I was singing it in the streets like a buffoon who passerbys probably thought was dipping in to grandpa’s old cough medicine.

Bottom line: the song is really catchy. And now here are two more avenues to enjoy the shout out loud anthem. The first is a fairly straight forward live performance from The Interface.  What isn’t so apparent in simple audio form is the the enhanced Afro-Pop breakdown. This part of the performance really showcases some of their talents, hinting that they’re capable of producing more than just the indie hit of the month.

The music video doesn’t draw too much from the previously mentioned themes, except for the fact that it’s really fun! Sliding from a playful dream to the destruction of innocence, you can tell the guys in Surfer Blood are having a blast much like the cast from Wet Hot American Summer had their fun.

Surfer Blood has announced more tour dates in support of Astro Coast, including shows in London, Canada and the now more US cities. Get excited.

“Swim” Music Video

“Swim” on The Interface

Surfer Blood 2010 Tour Dates:
02/03 – London, UK @ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen
02/04 – Kingston, UK @ Hippodrome
02/05 – London, UK @ Koko
02/06 – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
02/09 – London, UK @ Scala %
02/16 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth ^*
02/17 – DeLand, FL @ DaVinci ^*
02/18 – Tallahassee, FL @ Engine Room ^*
02/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Shores ^
02/20 – Nashville, TN @ The End ^*
02/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor ^*
02/23 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St. ^*
02/24 – Washington, DC @ DC9 ^*
02/26 – Dartmouth, NH @ Small Black
02/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel *
03/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary *
03/02 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
03/03 – Providence, RI @ AS220 *
03/05 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
03/06 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees *
03/07 – Geneseo, NY @ SUNY Geneseo *
03/08 – Meadville, PA @ Allegheny *
03/09 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
03/11 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
03/12 – Columbia, MO @ Mojos *
03/13 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge *
03/14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
03/17-21 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space *
03/25 – Claremont, CA @ Pitzner College
03/26 – San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink Elephant
03/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
03/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bear *
03/30 – Visalia, CA @ Howie and Sons *
04/01 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Metamusic *
04/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
04/03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
04/04 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project *
04/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
04/06 – Missoula, MT @ The Palace *
04/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
04/09 – Madison, WI @ Der Rathskeller *
04/11 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit *
04/12 – Ithaca, NY @ The Shop *
04/13 – Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit Soundlab *
04/15 – Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club *

# = w/ Monotonix
% = w/ British Sea Power
^ = w/ Holiday Shores
* = w/ Turbo Fruits

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