The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival takes place April 11-13 & April 18-20 at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA. Tickets for both weekends go on sale Friday, January 10th at 10am PST. More ticket info can be found below or at Coachella.com. General admission festival passes for Weekend 1 must be purchased as a shuttle combination. All pass types are available for Weekend 2. The price you see is the price you pay — prices reflect all fees included. Layaway is no longer an option for either weekend.
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The band’s 2009 debut single “Swim” gained much critical acclaim and was named as the 37th best track on Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs of 2009. They released their debut album Astro Coast in January 2010.
On October 25th, 2011 Surfer Blood released the Tarot Classics EP on Kanine Records. The EP’s first single “Miranda” debuted on Pitchfork on August 30th, 2011 and “I’m Not Ready” was named NPR’s Song of the Day on December 8th, 2011.Artists that contributed remixes to the EP include Totally Sincere (Connor Hanwick of the Drums and Peggy Wang of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart), Speculator, School of Seven Bells and Allen Blickle.
The band opened for the Pixies during their Doolittle Lost Cities Tour in 2011. The tour came about after Pitts met the Pixies in an airport in New Zealand and they said they were already familiar with Surfer Blood’s music. Surfer Blood performed a cover of their song “Gigantic” for the AV Club‘s music-video series “AV Undercover” which Pitts says he’d like to think that was “the needle that broke the camel’s back when it came to the decision” to tour with them.
On March 31st, 2012 frontman John Paul Pitts was arrested for domestic battery in Lake Worth, Florida. According to the police report, Pitts was arguing with his girlfriend when he threatened to harm himself and eventually assaulted her. Pitts initially pleaded not guilty before agreeing to a “plea and pass” agreement; if he is compliant, his guilty plea and all charges will be dropped in April 2013.
On January 9th, 2012 they appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where they performed the single “Miranda” off of Tarot Classics. The next day, news spread that the band would be entering the studio in February of 2012 with producer Phil Ek(Fleet Foxes, Built to Spill) to record their highly anticipated sophomore album which will be released on Warner Bros. Records.
In May 2012 the band confirmed via their Twitter account that they were moving to California on May 12th 2012 to record their second album with legendary producer Gil Norton.
On January 21st, 2013 they uploaded a new song off their next album, Pythons, called “Weird Shapes”.
Saturdays from 7-8pm CST on WRLT/Lightning 100, Nashville’s Progressive Radio lightning100.com
Here’s the playlist for October 29th:
Surfer Blood – I’m Not Ready (Tarot Classics, Kanine) Dum Dum Girls – Teardrops On My Pillow (Only In Dreams, Sub Pop) Deer Tick – Main Street (Divine Providence, Partisan Record Co.) Wild Flag – Racehorse (Wild Flag, Merge) Tom Waits – Talking At The Same Time (Bad As Me, Anti-) The McCrary Sisters – Blowin’ In The Wind (Our Journey, McC Records) M83 – Claudia Lewis (Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, Mute) Youth Lagoon – Cannons (The Year Of Hibernation, Fat Possum Records) JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Sister Ray Charles (Want More, Bloodshot) The Stepkids – Shadows On Behalf (The Stepkids, Stones Throw) Glossary – The Flood (Long Live All Of Us, Last Chance Records) PUJOL – Stuff (Nasty, Brutish & Short, Saddle Creek)