It must be difficult to live up to the kind of hype that has been piled on Surfer Blood over the last few months. On the heels of the release of their debut LP, Astro Coast, last night's show at Great Scott was sold out weeks in advance.
Astro Coast is an album made for blasting from boomboxes on hot summer days. These songs should explode live - instead, last night's show was tentative and lacked energy. Maybe my expectations were too high - and stage presence will come with time. That said, it was a solid set of very good songs, I guess I just expected more given the amount of hype.
Full show offered in mp3, stream or download. Vocals are a bit muddy, but overall not a bad recording - enjoy!
Full show (mp3 zip): Download here
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