Humble Surfer Blood/Weird Wives Members Point Fans to Other Local Acts
Well, now the boys are making good on another front: by giving shout-outs to some stellar South Florida bands on their Twitter feed. One, Miami band Beings, which Surfer Blood described on Twitter as "awesome," marries Sonic Youth and Built to Spill for what a friend describes as an indie rock Torche. Beings boast members from metal outfit Floor and will be releasing an album later this year on Amnesian Records, a label run by Torche drummer Rick Smith.
The shout-outs don't end there, however. Weird Wives, a Surfer Blood side project, gushes over a bunch of local groups at its blog, including more love for Beings, as well as local acts the Dewars ("The Dewars are a lot like The Addams Family"), Cop City/Chill Pillars, the Love Handles, and Mattio Furniture and the Gaybirds.
Why is this news? Because as of this moment, whether we like it or not, to outsiders, our scene starts and ends with the indie popsters from West Palm. And enthusiasts -- er, those who pay way too close attention to bands that create even the tiniest ripple in the indie rock pond -- listen. So here's to Surfer Blood and Weird Wives for sharing the spotlight.