Surfer Blood

1000 Palms

Catalog #: JNR165    Release Date: 05/12/2015

$ 22.00 USD  

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Track Listing
  1. Grand Inquisitor
  2. Island
  3. I Can’t Explain
  4. Feast - Famine
  5. Point of No Return
  6. Saber-Tooth & Bone
  7. Covered Wagons
  8. Dorian
  9. Into Catacombs
  10. Other Desert Cities
  11. NW Passage



    1000 Palms marks a return to Surfer Blood's DIY ethos. Abandoning the big time studio, the band decided to head back home to self-record and self-produce their third full-length album. Free of major-label-influence, Surfer Blood have delivered a uniquely compelling album, unlike anything in their catalog.

    The story of 1000 Palms began on January 1st 2014, after playing a New Year’s show in Portland, OR, the band decided to stick around for the rest of the month, renting a practice space and sorting through a backlog of ideas. By February, as their lease ran out, Surfer Blood had recorded demos for most of the tracks that now feature on their third LP.

    After a frustrating time at previous home Warner Brothers, the quartet were beyond ready to return to a more DIY recording process, completely void of the middlemen scrutinizing every bar of previous LP Pythons. With the band self-recording it was in the glamorous setting of an attic studio above a doctor’s office where drums were committed to tape. Frontman John Paul Pitts states "fortunately none of us are strangers to DIY recording, so it was a challenge well-suited to our band".

    The making of 1000 Palms also owes a lot to the kindness of friends and family, with the remaining instrument sessions taking place at the home of drummer Tyler Schwartz’s parents while they were on vacation. Following a few days of very little sleep and after the band pooled resources and called in favors, the band had managed to craft everything you now hear on the record.


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