Posts Tagged ‘Surf Rock Is Dead’

September 8, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.01.2017 – 09.07.2017

Featured Music – September 1 – 7, 2017
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September 2, 2017

I’m so glad surf rock isn’t dead, because I love sun bleached, windswept rock. I thank the music gods for exciting bands like Surf Rock is Dead, who’s been at the forefront of reviving the sound in the indie scene. Our love affair with the Brooklyn based duo continues as they serve up angular post-punk on jagged Everything They Said. The dark jaunty tune ventures into both darkwave and psychedelic territory with its rich swirling, moody brooding synths. Everything They Said’s rhythmic cadence and notched guitar also deliver the sublime hypnosis of math rock in spades. In short, Everything They Said is everything I love dearly in rock. Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg, who hail from Chicago and Melbourne originally, have delivered a sumptuous song reminiscent of Day Wave, Beach Fossils, DIIV, Joy Division, and Preoccupations. They’ll be dropping their new EP, We Have No Friends, on October 6th in both vinyl and digital formats. The vinyl version will include the band’s debut EP, SRiD, on its b-side. Pre-order, here.

September 1, 2015

Surf Rock Is Dead prove time and time again with their lustrously glazed tunes that surf rock most certainly is not deceased. The Brooklyn duo imbibe their latest jangly gem, Anymore, with plenty of moody post-punk and shimmering, sun-kissed effulgence. Anymore’s lush reverb and shoegazey guitars clamour for this The Drums loving heart of mine. Download Anymore for free, here. And wait with me for Surf Rock Is Dead’s upcoming EP.

February 21, 2015

Surf Rock Is Dead is back to thrill you with their languidly warm guitars and lustrous melodies. New song Zen-A is indeed a near zen like experience with its lush harmonies and captivating, swirling radiance. Out of what we’ve heard so far from the Brooklyn duo, Zen-A is likely their most dreamy and intoxicating. Interpol like post punk guitar riffs give a punchy, raucous edge to that lo-fi, hazy atmosphere. I’m about ready to go twirl around on the beach after this, except… it’s February, and the beaches up in NorCal are sort of cold.

January 22, 2015

A month ago, I delighted slacker rock loving music heads with music from a Brooklyn duo named Surf Rock Is Dead (in a post where I basically called them hypocrites, since they proved their name wrong). Well, the fellas are back with a new lo-fi charmer named Late Risers, a The Cure meets The Smiths and early The Drums radiant gem. Jangly, sunkissed, and oh so dreamily languid, they’ve drawn me in again with their very much alive surf rock style. Revisit debut single Equinox again below.

December 10, 2014

Apparently in an attempt to contradict their very own band name, Brooklyn based indie rock duo Surf Rock Is Dead revealed a debut single, Equinox. I’d say they were very successful, considering the intoxicating sun soaked tune with its Best Coast meets DIIV and The Drums swirly slacker vibe. I’d love to blast this surf rock jam the next time I’m languidly relaxing on a beach. Why is summer so far away? Surf Rock Is Dead is said to be inspired by the seemingly mundane, like skating or zoning out in the shower, and the not so mundane, like Tony Hawk’s haricut in the 80’s.