Surfer Blood

posted by / Sounds / April 23, 2010

We’ve fallen victim to the indie-pop hook before. Hummed that serenading melody. Taken shelter in those candid lyrics. And just […]

The Antlers

posted by / Sounds / January 21, 2010

Some albums are better as a whole. The Antlers’ new release Hospice is one of them. It’s a cinematic dreamscape […]

The Entrance Band

posted by / Sounds / January 4, 2010

Imagine we could go back. Let’s say 1968. The word “psychedelic” still has meaning. Surfers are outcasts. Music matters. Revolutions […]

The Donkeys

posted by / Sounds / December 2, 2009

Imagine a little garage around 3 a.m. Drab lighting and some leftover fast food. There’s a pot of coffee in […]

The Fresh and Onlys

posted by / Sounds / November 9, 2009

A typical day for Fresh and Onlys guitarist Shayde Sartin would be violent sensory overload for most people. His walk […]

Health

posted by / Sounds / September 9, 2009

This should get your attention: abrasive and intrusive sounds dripping with sweat like an all-night industrial dance-off. “It really just […]

White Denim

posted by / Sounds / July 24, 2009

Somewhere right now, White Denim is squeezed into a dimly lit club or dive bar or Italian restaurant in London […]

Thee Oh Sees

posted by / Sounds / July 3, 2009

SURFING SOUNDS: THEE OH SEES There are rainbow sounds coming from the dark corner of a dangerous dive bar. Garage […]

Cursive

posted by / Sounds / May 26, 2009

Squalling guitars and rambunctious fits of drumming are the kindling to Tim Casher’s lyrical inferno in Cursive’s sixth studio album, […]

Mattson 2

posted by / Sounds / May 26, 2009

They’re best with a glass of cheap red in a warm, smoky lounge. Or soaking in those final minutes of […]

Native

posted by / Sounds / May 26, 2009

It lands somewhere between a pissed off Minus the Bear and a caged up Botch. “I’d say we play intricate […]

The Dutchess and the Duke

posted by / Sounds / May 26, 2009

Course, scratchy and beautiful. “I would call it heavy folk or loner folk,” explains lead vocalist Jesse Zortz of their […]

Grand Ole Party

posted by / Sounds / May 26, 2009

You can’t pack much more raw soul or sex appeal into one album. From the moment lead singer (and drummer) […]

Neva Dinova

posted by / Sounds / March 10, 2009

It’s gentle like a dark bar just before nightfall. Quiet and cozy but with the subtle stench of spilt whiskey […]

Earthless

posted by / Sounds / November 14, 2008

SURFING MAGAZINE: HOW DID EARTHLESS COME TOGETHER? Mario Rubalcaba: Well, we’re all from the Encinitas area so we met there. […]

The Drowning Men

posted by / Sounds / November 10, 2008

SURFING MAGAZINE: SO HOW DID YOU GUYS GET THIS LINEUP TOGETHER? NATO: Well, myself, Rory and Todd have been in […]

Pepper

posted by / Sounds / September 3, 2008

Individually, Bret Keoni Bollinger, Kaleo’okalani Wassman, Remy Ryan De Rochment and Yesod Anton Williams are four guys who grew up […]

ASP Top 17 Dish on What’s In Their Headphones

posted by / Sounds / August 26, 2008

You’ve seen them on webcasts, in photos and videos, pre-amping, bobbing their heads, psyching up and so on, but what […]

Russian Circles

posted by / Sounds / August 25, 2008

SURFING Magazine: How did you get this lineup together? DAVE TRUNCRANTZ: Mike (guitar) and I played in a punk band […]

Cut Copy

posted by / Sounds / July 10, 2008

SURFING MAGAZINE: HOW DID CUT COPY GET STARTED? TIM HOEY: We were all friends for a while and had been […]

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