Posts Tagged ‘Surf City’

MM Shorts 669: Surf City

Posted: February 26, 2015 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
Tags:

New Zealand psychgazers Surf City return with an album of sticky summer jams and fuzzy swirls and out and out dream pop blasts. Harnessing the explorations of 2013’s We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This into more focused packages, the group still delivers reverb-soaked joy at every turn in their endeavours to deliver the perfect jittery motorik pop song,

Check out Hollow Veins and Leave Your Worries here.

.

.

New Surf City Track

Posted: August 8, 2013 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Psychedelic, Rock
Tags:

New Surf City Track

We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This is the forthcoming album from New Zealand quartet Surf City.

The track NYC tells of singer Davin Stoddard’s short time living in New York and captures a haze of broken connections and isolation in the belly of the city. It continues their love affair with psychedelic, reverb-swathed, fuzzy guitar rock while a warm, lush production ensures that this should find favour with ‘most anyone with a J&MC record in their collection.

Pre-order the album via Fire Records, ahead of its official release on the 19th August.

Tuesday Means Eight of the Best!

Its been a good while since we’ve put up one of these type of posts, but a plethora of top notch releases meant it demanded to be temporarily resurrected!

So without further ado we have another taste of Laura Marling’s much anticipated new album in the shape of Once, and another taste from the rather weirder folk songstress Amanda Jo Williams and Holster, The Gun It Hangs In There, which is taken from her new album You’re The Father Of My Songs.

Cass McCombs will release a split single with Michael Hurley in the summer and his offering is the cheery shuffle of Three Men Sitting On A Hollow Log. Elsewhere, New Zealand band Surf City’s forthcoming album We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This continues their love affair with psychedelic, reverb-swathed guitar pop, drawing from their Flying Nun forefathers The Clean and The Chills, as well as the fuzzed-up dream pop of The Jesus and Mary Chain and the loopy noise of Animal Collective. Have a listen to It’s A Common Life.

Brendan Benson has a new single out titled Swallow You Whole, which is an infectiously jaunty piano led slice of indie rock and by contrast a slow burning, semi-intimidating cover of TLC’s  No Scrubs by Scout Niblett is a gem right out of left field – it comes from her critically acclaimed new album It’s Up To Emma.

Next, turn up the volume for another taste of White Mystery’s high octane garage-punk blues with their new single Telepathic from recent album of the same name, and finally we have the insouciant indie of Smith Westerns new single 3AM Spiritual which comes with a free, lightly sprinkled tinge of 60s psychedelia.


.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Surf City Release Kudos

Posted: December 2, 2010 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Psychedelic, Rock
Tags:

We posted recently about the new album, Kudos, from New Zealand’s Surf City on the wonderful Fire Records.

The album has now hit stores (real and virtual) and to celebrate here is a second download from the album. So if you like your Spacemen 3, your Animal Collective or even the angular punk-pop hooks of The Clean you’ll find something here to savour.

Visit their MySpace here.

Download Surf City – Crazy Rulers Of The World mp3 (from Kudos)

Download Surf City – Kudos mp3 (from Kudos)

Introducing…Surf City

Posted: October 18, 2010 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Psychedelic, Rock
Tags:

Updating the psych haze of Spacemen 3 with the circular drone of Animal Collective and the off kilter melodies of The Clean with the drive of Interpol, Surf City is the perfect mix of everything you loved about the early 80s New Zealand jangle and the 60s blur of Velvets and Zombies with the shapeshifting songwriting of today.

So if it’s jaw-dropping, Kiwi guitar buzz you need…dive right in.
The album Kudos is out on 30th November via Fire Records.
Visit their MySpace here.
Download Surf City – Kudos mp3 (from Kudos)