BY TESSA SOLOMON
PHOTO BY IAN WITLEN
Of the surf rock movement, Surfer Blood stands out with their cheerful, West Palm-sunny sound. Formed by high school pals who soon found themselves touring in support of Art Brut and Japandroids, the buzz built around a debut album and 2010’s Astro Coast was met with a spot on the Billboard Top 200. Later that year the band released the Tarot Classics EP, soon followed by the more polished major-label debut Pythons. Experiencing a lineup shake-up after founding member Thomas Fekete fought and succumbed to cancer in 2015, 2017’s Snowdonia features the newly reinvigorated indie band’s most dynamic sound to date.