Surfer Blood Side Project Weird Wives Gets Pitchfork, Stereogum Love

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Weird Wives, the future of music in South Florida
Proof that Google Alerts work: We posted this item regarding Surfer Blood's noisier, sweatier side project Weird Wives on Tuesday morning. By about 5 p.m., Surfer Blood had linked to the story, and posted this Weird Wives EP and this one too on Twitter.

On Wednesday afternoon, Pitchfork picked up the story (thanks for the attribution, friends!) and somewhere in there, Weird Wives' official blog was born. Stereogum added its take today.

We learn via Weird Wives' blog that in addition to Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete, bassist Brian Black and drummer/percussionist Marcos Marchesani, the lineup is filled out by a really badass frontman Nick Klein -- as well as Allison Grabenhorst, who is Fekete's girlfriend, according to Facebook.

After listening to both of the EPs, the nine-plus minute thrashfest "Bulldozer Puppet Fucker" emerges as our favorite title and song of the collection. In case you're wondering, Weird Wives' music sounds nothing like Surfer Blood, and everything like a dentist punching you in the face with a drill. Apparently the recordings the band recently created for a third EP in San Francisco include a cover of Los Angeles garage rock act, the decidedly un-aggro Best Coast.

Meanwhile, Surfer Blood, along with Ted Leo, Matt & Kim, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem  will headline the Village Voice's 10th Siren Festival this summer at Coney Island in Brooklyn.

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