Surfer Blood Detail 'Pythons,' Unveil New Music Video
The album was produced by Gil Norton who has worked with alt-rock luminaries like Pixies and Foo Fighters. Sessions took place at EASTWEST Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA, where the Beach Boys laid down Pet Sounds. A press release indicates that the album finds the band sticking to their guns while also crafting more expansive arrangements.
"We had never worked with a producer before and I think Gil's biggest strength was taking all of our ideas and helping us arrange them in a way that made sense," frontman J.P. Pitts explained in a statement.
The press release describes Pythons as a "timeless collection of songs that fit together to create a cohesive album and the perfect soundtrack to a summer road trip."
See the tracklist below and scroll past that to watch a video for the opening track, "Demon Dance." This shows Pitts as a mall cop who returns a lost wallet to a glamourous-looking woman in a red dress before embarking upon a fantastical romance replete with goofy costumes. It was directed by Malia James of Dum Dum Girls.
The album is available to pre-order here, and that's the "pythons"-sporting album art above.
Surfer Blood's upcoming tour schedule is also below. It includes an extensive North American tour with Foals.
1. Demon Dance
3. Weird Shapes
4. I Was Wrong
5. Squeezing Blood
6. Say Yes To Me
7. Beyond the Grave
8. Needles and Pines
9. Slow Six
10. Dark 1000s
4/25 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds ^
4/26 Dallas, TX- House of Blues ^
4/27 Austin, TX - Emo's ^
4/28 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues ^
4/29 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
4/30 Atlanta, GA - Goat Farm ^
5/1 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre ^
5/3 New York, NY - Terminal 5 ^
5/4 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory ^
5/5 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ^
5/6 Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall ^
5/8 Providence, RI - The Met ^
5/9 Boston, MA - House of Blues ^
5/10 Montreal, QC - Club Soda ^
5/11 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus ^
5/13 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues ^
5/14 Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts ^
5/15 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall ^
5/17 Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe ^
5/18 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre ^
5/19 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall ^
5/20 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue ^
5/21 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium @ Dempsey's
5/23 Missoula, MT - Stage 112
5/25 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
5/29 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom ^
5/30 Vancouver, BC - Commodore ^
5/31 Seattle, WA - Neptune ^
6/3 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot ^
6/4 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre ^
6/5 Lawrence, KS - Granada ^
6/7 St. Louis, MO - Pageant ^
6/9 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE ^*
6/10 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head ^
6/12 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel ^
6/13 Columbia, SC - Jillians ^
8/10 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music Festival
^ with Foals, Blondfire * Silversun Pickups
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