Surfer Blood Thomas Fekete Benefit Show in NYC (Marnie Stern, Cults & More) + New Video, Nat’l Headline Tour

Surfer Blood Thomas Fekete Benefit Show in NYC (Marnie Stern, Cults & More) + New Video, Nat’l Headline Tour

SURFER BLOOD REVEAL FULL NATIONAL HEADLINE TOUR

(Tickets here / Dates below)

ANNOUNCE BENEFIT FOR THOMAS FEKETE CANCER TREATMENT

TUESDAY MAY 12 AT BOWERY BALLROOM IN NYC

Tickets can be purchased here.

Friends of Thomas will join Surfer Blood. Performers to include

Julianna Barwick

Kip Berman (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart)

DJ Allen Blickle (Alpaca)

Andy Boay (Tonstartssbandht)

Cults

POP ETC (acoustic)

Marnie Stern & The Figs (w/ members of Les Savy Fav & Girls Against Boys)

We Are Scientists

PREMIERE  “I CAN’T EXPLAIN” VIDEO VIA AV CLUB
“A color-splashed and slightly wiggly romp with a cast of what appears to be hundreds.” – AV Club

NEW ALBUM 1000 PALMS OUT MAY 12 ON JOYFUL NOISE
“The band revels in the ethereal aesthetic, creating a lush and blissful atmosphere.”  Consequence of Sound
“It’s classic why-we-liked-them-in-the-first-place Surfer Blood – all swoony, plush harmonies, rudimentary drums, and skippy guitars. – Noisey

Today Surfer Blood reveal its full national headline tour in support of 1000 Palms, the band’s third full-length and first release with acclaimed indie imprint Joyful Noise out May 12th. In addition to the upcoming 30+ date tour (listed in full below) the band also announces details of a NYC benefit show for guitarist Thomas Feteke’s cancer treatment May 12th at Bowery Ballroom (album release day).

Surfer Blood have organized a benefit concert for their guitarist Thomas Fekete, who is undergoing treatment for cancer.  Friends of Thomas will join Surfer Blood for special performances at Bowery Ballroom (New York) on Tuesday, May 12.  Performers will include Julianna Barwick, Kip Berman (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart), DJ Allen Blickle (Alpaca), Andy Boay (Tonstartssbandht), Cults, POP ETC (acoustic), Marnie Stern & The Figs (w/ members of Les Savy Fav & Girls Against Boys), We Are Scientists. More about Thomas at:  http://www.surferblood.com/thomas

1000 Palms is the band’s return to indie label life after a frustrating experience on Warner Bros. The new record – which features stunners such as “Dorian”, newly-revealed track “Island” and first single “I Can’t Explain” – was written and recorded at home entirely by the band, free of major label tinkering.  The record is Surfer Blood at its most adventurous and carefree.
Today also sees the reveal of the first video from the album for lead single “I Can’t Explain” – premiering via AV Club. Speaking of the video, Surfer Blood’s John Paul Pitts provided insight on the track and making of:
“The lyrics to “I Can’t Explain” are about a romantic encounter on a New Year’s Eve, so we wanted the video to show the events of a New Year’s party sped up.  We ended up slowing down the song to half-tempo and choreographing all the background action in real time.  This way the movement would appear to be sped up when played back at the normal tempo.  Thankfully a lot of our friends showed up to help, I think a lot of them wanted an opportunity to throw cake at each other in their favorite bar… The video concept was created by our friend Ates Isildak: a local musician, videographer, promoter and clairvoyant.”
Check the video out above and come out to see the band live at one of the dates listed below.

 

SURFER BLOOD NATIONAL HEADLINE TOUR
5/8: Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/9: Richmond, VA @ The Camel
5/10: Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
5/11: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/12: Bowery Ballroom – Thomas Feteke Benefit Show
5/14: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
5/15: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
5/16: Lancaster, PA @ Lizard Lounge
5/18: Akron, OH @ Musica
5/19: Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise Recordings
5/20: Lansing, MI @ The Loft
5/21: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
5/22: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
5/23: Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
5/24: Madison, WI @ The Frequency
5/26: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
5/27: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room (Outdoors)
5/28: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
5/29: Cincinnati, OH @ Fountain Square
5/30: Nashville, TN @ Exit In
6/8: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
6/10: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
6/11: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Cafe
6/12: Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
6/13: Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
6/15: Provo, UT @ Velour Live Music Gallery
6/16: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
6/19: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
6/20: San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
6/25: Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
6/26: Charlotte, NC @ Fountain Plaza
6/27: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater
7/11: Columbus, OH @ Seventh Son Brewing Co.
7/17: Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Dogfish Head Brew Pub
7/18: Frederick, MD @ Flying Dog Brewery

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