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Stream Surf City’s Fuzzy Summer Jam ‘It’s a Common Life’

New Zealand trio following 2010 debut with 'We Knew It Was Not Going to Be Like This,' out in August via Fire

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // May 21, 2013

Surf City recorded snippets of their upcoming sophomore album, We Knew It Was Not Going to Be Like This, in different locations around the world — the fuzz trio’s native New Zealand, as well as New York and South Korea — but the LP’s sunny first taste, “It’s a Common Life,” glows with a West Coast pedigree. Reverb-soaked guitar stabs, a laidback call-to-arms chorus, and ba-ba-ba backup vocals make for a perfectly timed single. Stream it below.