Published Apr 18, 2013Surfer Blood signed with Warner Bros. way back in 2010, and now they're finally ready to drop their first album for their new label. We've been getting snippets of information about Pythons for a while now, but the '90s-loving Floridians have finally detailed the collection in advance of its June 11 release through Warner/Kanine.
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