Surfer Blood Craft 'Weird Shapes' on Summer Album 'Pythons'

The first song and tour dates in support of the new LP

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Surfer Blood's John Paul Pitts in 2011 / Photo by Getty Images
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Daniel Kreps

It's been three long years since shimmery guitar-pop act Surfer Blood made waves at CMJ and then with their debut disc Astro Coast, but the Florida band finally returns this summer with a new Timbaland-approved album, Pythons. A few years ago, Surfer Blood opened for Pixies while that band toured Doolittle for the umpteeth time, and frontman JP Pitts was so inspired by Frank Black's band that they hired Doolittle producer Gil Norton to work on Pythons, which was recorded using amps borrowed from Pixies' Joey Santiago. So that influence is all over Pythons' first single of "Weird Shapes," a blast of surf rock that's similar to "Wave of Mutilation" and "Velouria," but with a Weezerific hook thrown in.

"'Weird Shapes' is a left of center pop song about someone who is about to go through a manic episode," Pitts says of the single. "It's one of the most dynamic songs we've ever written." To prepare for the arrival of Pythons, Surfer Blood is playing six fan-club shows throughout California starting February 24. Check out those dates below and download "Weird Shapes" for the low price of your e-mail address at Surfer Blood's official site

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Surfer Blood 2013 tour dates
February 24 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Palace
February 25 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar
February 26 - Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
February 27 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters
March 1 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
March 3 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah

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