Pythons (LP)


Surfer Blood

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Amoeba Review

06/10/2013

Whereas Surfer Blood’s first album, Astro Coast, was a cool slab of indie rock, Surfer Blood go full geek on Pythons, and they’re better for it. “Demon Dance” doesn’t hold one hook back. John Paul Pitts’ vocals are clearer, free of much reverb, revealing a lovably nasal, sweet voice that perfectly suits the Cars-influenced power-pop sound they churn out seemingly effortlessly on songs like “Gravity,” which twists and turns and keeps you waiting for the next clever verse or catchy riff. “Weird Shapes” skates a line between catchy and cloying, with its singsongy melody and harmonic riffs, but the band successfully navigates it with ease, throwing in screamed choruses and an extended bridge to give it wider scope. Thousands of bands have followed in the footsteps of The Strokes, early Weezer and their forefathers of those bands as Surfer Blood does here, which makes it all the more remarkable that Pythons doesn’t feel done-to-death, nor does it feel like a step back for the band. It’s a massively enjoyable set of power-pop with smarts. Listen and see; you’ll be hooked from start to finish.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Demon Dance
Surfer Blood 03:14
2.
Gravity
Surfer Blood 02:47
3.
Weird Shapes
Surfer Blood 03:30
4.
I Was Strong
Surfer Blood 03:37
5.
Squeezing Blood
Surfer Blood 03:15
6.
Say Yes To Me
Surfer Blood 02:54
7.
Blair Witch
Surfer Blood 03:13
8.
Needles And Pins
Surfer Blood 03:41
9.
Slow Six
Surfer Blood 04:25
10.
Prom Song
Surfer Blood 03:53

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