Surfer Blood with Ancient Cities

The Blind Tiger Presents

Surfer Blood with Ancient Cities

Ancient Cities

Fri · August 4, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $100.00

This event is 16 and over

Surfer Blood
Surfer Blood
Bio

SURFER BLOOD’s fourth album, Snowdonia, (in stores Feb 3, 2017) is a return to their DIY recording roots, and at the same time, an ambitious step forward, musically and lyrically. Along with plenty of Surfer Blood’s signature catchy pop hooks, the band also concocted several epic and more complex songs with enormous attention to sonic detail. John Paul Pitts wrote and mixed the album alone, for the first time since their debut Astro Coast. The immediacy is intoxicating and the results are fantastic. Surfer Blood get better and better with each album, and we’re betting that they’ll be making great records for many years to come.

Surfer Blood are a magnificent indie rock band from West Palm Beach, Florida that formed when guitarist/vocalist John Paul Pitts and drummer Tyler Schwarz started playing better-than-great musical notes together in Dreyfoos High School. New members Mikey McCleary and Lindsey Mills also attended the same high school.

Surfer Blood began recording and touring immediately behind their infectious debut, Astro Coast (2010) and quickly took over almost the entire world (except for the deepest realms of the ocean and really, really cold places). The group followed suit with the Tarot Classics EP (2011), Pythons (2013) and 1000 Palms (2015). Surfer Blood have performed in 5 continents, toured with heroes like The Pixies and Guided By Voices, played on TV, at Coachella and giant festivals throughout the world, while also occasionally plugging in their amps at all-ages house parties. Surfer Blood are the cleanest and nicest band in existence.
Ancient Cities
Ancient Cities
Genre
Psych Rock Revival

Band Members
Stephen Warwick
Justin Fedor
Justin Faircloth

Hometown
Charlotte, NC

Record Label
Refresh Records

About
Psychedelic-Synth-Rock

Biography
Formed in North Carolina in 2013 by multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Stephen Warwick, Ancient Cities melds well-crafted lyrics with fuzzed-out guitars, hints of psychedelia, and a pop sensibility.
Warwick gained noteriety in 2010 with his lof-fi folk endeavor titled Talking Machine, receiving local acclaim as best song-writer and landing on Shuffle Magazine's top 10 list of best albums that year.
Seeking a new musicial outlet, Warwick headed back to the studio and enlisted friends to join him in the for . Towards the end of the recordings, Justin Fedor (The New Familiars) joined Warwick and the two set out as a duo for their first tour under the name Ancient Cities, after a dream Warwick had as a child. July 2014 marked the release of Ancient Cities' self-titled debut album, and they expanded their live sound with the addition of Justin Faircloth (The Houston Brothers) on organ and synth.
They've been touring up and down the east coast for a few years playing club dates as well as festivals such as CMJ Music Marathon, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and the prestegious Newport Folk Festival's 56th anniversary. They were one of three bands chosen by Converse to play Newport, as well as record at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Boston where they started work on their follow-up album Supermoon Blackout. Ancient Cities has been featured in the Vanity Fair and the Village Voice, as well as a series of live videos with famed music sites PASTE Magazine and Live & Breathing. You can catch them this summer/fall out on tour in support of their second album.

“Warwick's vocals hit a broad range behind his strong storytelling lyrics, while Fedor appears to enjoy the opportunity to sit back, fill in the low end and provide harmonies.”
–Creative Loafing (Charlotte)

"Sixties-styled folk, psychedelic arrangements and warm crunchy chords blending classic and modern rock"
-What's Protocol (Philadelphia)

"This is the most intriguing album I've heard these past 12 months. Repeated listening reinforces the notion that I can't remember the last album before this that I actually regretted not having a lyric sheet"
-Pop Diggers (Sweden)

"Ancient Cities bridge the gap between indie-rock and classic rock with swift, fuzzy guitars, excited drumming and dreamy atmospheres"
-Inforty (UK)

Awards
Exciting Fellas of Adventure Award
Best Denim Award
Best Beard Award
Most Punctual Award
Quite Polite Honorable Mention
Venue Information:
The Blind Tiger NC
1819 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC, 27403
http://theblindtiger.com/