Surf Rock is Dead Announce Debut EP
+ Premiere New Single “Anymore” on Under the Radar
“At its core, this is modern surf music, but there’s nothing frothy about it.” – Under the Radar
“A combination of sun and shadow, I see it as perhaps surf rock isn’t dead as
much as that the tilt of its axis is being re-arranged.” – EARMILK
“…revitalizing and laid-back all at the same time—a strange contradiction that leaves you pressing play on the track over and over again.” – NYLON
…embodies the genre’s lazy haze through a new wave, Cure-like filter” – NOISEY
Brooklyn’s jangly surf sound welcomes Surf Rock is Dead with their newest single,“Anymore,” and debut EP set to be self-released on Sept. 18th. The track, which premiered with Under the Radar illustrates the band’s sensibility for dreamy new wave and reverb-drenched vocals, a sound that defines the new EP.
Members Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg, hailing from Chicago and Melbourne, respectively, met in New York City. After deciding to jam one day, the duo wanted to explore the music deeper, and a band fell into place.
That exploration led to a few highly praised songs released online, all included in the EP: “Equinox,” a soaring wall of guitar, “Late Risers,” a dreamy haze ribboned by its Cure-inspired bass, and “Zen A,” a song as swelled out as the waves that open the track.
Check out their tour dates below:
8/14 – Brooklyn, NY at Baby’s All Right
8/15 – Brooklyn, NY at Union Pool
8/19 – New York, NY at Mercury Lounge w/ Day Wave (Showcase)
8/21 – Brooklyn, NY at Cameo Gallery
10/9 – New York, NY at Elvis Guesthouse
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA at Boot & Saddle
Listen to “Anymore” here.