New Audio: Surf Rock Is Dead Returns with a Hazy and Anthemic New Single

With the release of their first batch of singles “Equinox,” “Late Risers”  “Zen A” and “Anymore,” the New York-based indie rock duo Surf Rock Is Dead first started to win the attention of the blogosphere, as well as this site; in fact, I wrote about the duo last year, just as they were about to release an EP — and as I wrote about “Anymore,” the EP’s standout single, the song reminded me a little bit of The Clash‘s “Lost in the Supermarket” but with a breezier, summery feel. And since then the band has been fairly busy — especially lately as they’re in the middle of a short tour with The Jezabels (check out their tour dates below, which include a stop tomorrow night at Music Hall of Williamsburg) and the release of their latest single “In Between,” a single that has the band pairing shimmering guitar chords fed through copious amounts of hazy reverb, a sinuous bass line, fuzzy yet propulsive drumming with ethereal vocals — and without a doubt, the song will further cement the band’s reputation for crafting wistful yet anthemic indie rock that manages to evoke the last blast of summer, and the uncertain, lingering end of a relationship.

 

 

Tour Dates w/ The Jezabels:

Dec 01 @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
Dec 03 @ World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 05 @ Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC