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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

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.