NPR Music, together with Seattle’s KEXP and partner public radio stations from around the country, is bringing the soundtrack to this weekend’s barbeque by live webcasting and broadcasting three days of music from the 10th annual Sasquatch! Music Festival in Quincy, Washington. From May 28-30, NPR Music is teaming up with member stations KEXP, KUT Austin, OPB Portland and The Current from Minnesota Public Radio, to offer dozens of full sets from acts playing the sold-out Festival’s four stages, including Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie (whose new album is previewing now at NPR Music’s “First Listen”), Deerhunter, Foo Fighters, Flying Lotus, J Mascis, Major Lazer, Old 97’s, Robyn, Smith Westerns, Surfer Blood, The Thermals, Twin Shadow, Washed Out and Wilco.
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Surfer Blood is pleased to announce US tour dates this fall with The Drums. On August 24th Surfer Blood will also release a digital single for “Floating Vibes” including “Twin Peaks” as remixed by Allen Blickle (Baroness).Surfer Blood’s debut record, Astro Coast, was released via Kanine Records earlier this year with much critical acclaim.
You’d think hundred-degree weather would keep people inside. Yet, the 10th Annual Village Voice Siren Festival still drew thousands. What was so irresistible? Was it the lineup? Maybe, it did include some big (-ish) names. Most of the bands have received the “Best New Music” stamp from Pitchfork—for some, the ultimate stamp of approval. For the second time, Ted Leo was scheduled to perform with his beloved Pharmacists. Cymbals Eat Guitars, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Surfer Blood and Holy Fuck were also on the bill. The festival also boasts food, booze and giveaways. Is that all? Hell no. Siren Fest is free of charge. So what if the bands are mediocre? If nothing else, the day was bound to be interesting.
Surfer Blood is pleased to announce a US tour beginning in February to support their highly anticipated debut record, Astro Coast. These tour dates will lead the band up to their shows at SXSW.
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