Posted in To Do | music on July 27, 2010

Surfer Blood @ Siren Fest (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Surfer Blood

Since their big breakout at CMJ 2009, Florida's Surfer Blood haved played New York what seems like every other week. Their most recent NYC show was at Siren Fest.

On the opposite end are The Drums, who played New York a ton in 2009 and only once (minus a Record Store Day in-store and private parties) in 2010 (that show was in January, coincidentally, with Surfer Blood).

The two bands are pairing up for a September/October tour. That includes a show on Wednesday, October 20th at Webster Hall. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon. General sale Friday, July 30th at noon.

Another show on that tour brings Surfer Blood back to Grand Central in Miami where they swore never to play again...

"Let us rehash the night that Surfer Blood played Poplife's 11th anniversary party at Grand Central. The band members felt they had been disrespected by an overzealous security team and snobby promoters. So during their slot opening for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, guitarist Thomas Fekete announced to the crowd, "Awesome venue, too bad it's run by a bunch of dicks. We will never play here again.""
That is being reported by the Village Voice's sister publication Miami New Times who forgot to mention that the booking is consistent with the Florida band's tendency for forgiveness. Not long after Surfer Blood publicly lashed out at the Voice for Rob Harvilla bashing them, they played the Village Voice's SXSW party, and then Siren too.

The Drums also have plenty of shows abroad booked, with summer gigs in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Europe, and then more Euro shows in November & December. Surfer Blood's summer shows are similar (so similar, they share the bill on some dates).

All dates below.,,,

The Drums & Surfer Blood - 2010 Tour Dates
9/11 Providence, RI @ Jerky's Live Music Hall
9/12: Washington, DC @ The 9:30 Club
9/13 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
9/15: Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
9/17: Orlando, FL @ Social
9/18: Miami, FL @ Grand Central
9/19: Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
9/20 Gainesville, FL @ Common Ground Coffeehouse
9/21: Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
9/23: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's (The Drums ONLY)
9/24: Dallas, TX @ The Loft (The Drums ONLY)
9/25: Austin, TX @ ND (The Drums ONLY)
9/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
9/28 Pomona, CA @ Glass House
9/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
10/01: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (The Drums ONLY)
10/03: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/04: Seattle, WA @ Neumos (The Drums ONLY)
10/05: Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
10/07: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/08: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/10: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/13: Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity Theater
10/14: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/16: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club (The Drums ONLY)
10/17: Montreal, QB @ Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire (The Drums ONLY)
10/18: Boston, MA @ Paradise (The Drums ONLY)
10/20: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time

The Drums - other 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 29 Waitakere Stadium Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Jul 31 Splendour in the Grass Woodford, AUSTRALIA
Aug 01 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Aug 02 Brunswick Club Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Aug 03 Festival Hall Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Aug 13 Flow Festival Helsinki, FINLAND
Aug 14 Way Out West Festival Goteborg, SWEDEN
Aug 15 Dockville Hamburg, GERMANY
Aug 17 Atomic Cafe Munich,GERMANY
Aug 19 Frequency Festival Salzburg,AUSTRIA
Aug 20 Highfield Festival Grosspösna, GERMANY
Aug 21 Pukkelpop Hasselt, BELGIUM
Aug 22 Lowlands Biddinghuizen, UNITED KINGDOM
Aug 24 Ibiza Rocks Hotel Ibiza, SPAIN
Aug 26 New Slang at The Hippodrome Kingston UNITED KINGDOM
Aug 28 Leeds Festival - NME Stage Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
Aug 29 Reading Festival - NME Stage Reading,UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 05 La Cigale Paris,FRANCE
Nov 06 Olympic Nantes, FRANCE
Nov 08 Bikini Toulouse, FRANCE
Nov 11 Lux Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Nov 12 Ramdall Madrid,SPAIN
Nov 13 BeCool Barcelona, SPAIN
Nov 15 Espace Julien Marsielle, FRANCE
Nov 16 Tunnel Milan, FRANCE
Nov 17 Covo Bologna, ITALY
Nov 20 Backstage Halle Munich, GERMANY
Nov 21 Maria Berlin, GERMANY
Nov 22 Kantine GERMANY
Nov 24 Forum London, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 26 Anson Rooms Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 27 HMV Institue Briminham, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 30 Mandela Hall Belfast, IRELAND
Dec 01 Academy Dublin, IRELAND
Dec 03 Northumbria Uni Stage 2 Newcastle, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 04 Metropolitan University Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 05 Rock City Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 06 Academy 2 Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 09 Vega Copenhagen, DENMARK
Dec 11 Parkteateret Osla, NORWAY
Dec 12 Debaser Slussen Stockholm, SWEDEN
Dec 15 Uebel & Gefaehrlich Hamburg, GERMANY
Dec 16 AB Club Bussels, BELGIUM
Dec 17 Melkweg (Old Room) Amesterdam, UNITED KINGDOM
# w/ Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood - other 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 30 Corner Hotel Richmond, Australia, AUSTRALIA
Aug 01 Splendour In The Grass Woodford, AUS, AUSTRALIA
Aug 03 Manning Bar Sydney, New South
Aug 08 Summer Sonic Festival Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN
Aug 13 Way Out West Festival Sweden, SWEDEN
Aug 18 Rotown Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
Aug 19 Noorderzon festival Groningen, Groningen, NETHERLANDS
Aug 21 Pukkelpopp Festival Hasselt, Belgium, BELGIUM
Aug 22 Lowlands Festival Biddinghuizen, NETHERLANDS
Aug 25 The Lexington London, United Kingdom
Aug 27 Reading Festival Reading, Reading, UNITED KINGDOM
Aug 29 Leeds Festival (NME/Radio 1 Stage) Leeds, Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 05 Seattle, Washington Hard Rock Seattle
Sep 06 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA
Sep 10 Portland, Oregon Musicfest Northwest - Wonder Ballroom
Sep 23 Champaign, Illinois Pygmalion Festival
Sep 24 Cincinnati, Ohio Midpoint Music Festival
Sep 25 Grand Rapids, Michigan Rosa Parks Circle
Oct 17 San Francisco, California Treasure Island Music Festival



Comments (38)

surfer poop and the farts

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 4:03 PM

Worst. Tour. Ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 4:11 PM

I know it's cool to post something pissed-off sounding, but I actually enjoy seeing two quality bands in one night. Cheers BV.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 4:13 PM

4:13, an earnest person just expressing thanks to BV

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 4:15 PM

Never seen Surfer Blood live, but Astro Coast is easily one of the best albums of the year thus far.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 4:15 PM

Oh cool...two bands who use surfing and beach references as marketing and image tools. Yay!

p.s. The Drums are The Bravery of this "scene."

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 4:38 PM

I wish I could un-hear this music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 4:40 PM

surfer blood
beach house
beach fossils
local natives
best coast
free energy

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 4:46 PM

yeah but beach house is really good

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 4:54 PM

how does free energy fit that association?

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 5:01 PM

Surfer Blood... this year's Tapes'n'Tapes. Remember them? I don't really either.

Posted by meh guy | July 27, 2010 5:08 PM

surfer blood really sucked at siren, but I love their album. The dude needs to learn how to sing live...he was trying too hard.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 5:12 PM

GetchaballickinON SON!

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 5:16 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 5:35 PM

also, where do future islands, washed out, fang island go on the list

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 5:38 PM

Music scene's crazy- bands start up each and every day-

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 5:46 PM

Surfer blood suck. But i wouldn't mind going surfing with the Drums.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 6:00 PM

i saw another one just the other day, a special n-- they actually started up over 20 years ago, broke up 10 ago, and are doing a reunion tour this year.

and they were pretty mediocre much to my disappointment.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 6:02 PM

Best . Tour. Ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 7:11 PM

if men could have babies with other men, this show would have so many man on man pregnancies

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 7:23 PM

7:32 if aliens visited Earth, you gotta image this would be the one tour they would go see. The other would be Fugazi reforming.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 7:26 PM

re 538: fang island doesn't go on any list. fang island isn't even in the same class of mediocrity. fang island goes on the list "bands that sound like videogame music from hell." if wavves and fang island could go on tour and like die on it that would own. Wavves Wipe Out Fang Island, No Survivors

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 8:25 PM

Man, I stumbled into Surfer Blood at Pitchfork and thought it sounded like the BoDeans. Kids need help these days if this is their scene...

Posted by LKJ | July 27, 2010 8:37 PM

p.s. The Drums are The Bravery of this "scene."

EXACTLY. the drums are a fucking joke. surfer blood aren't very good either, but aren't in the drums level of horrid shite. poor surfer blood. actually, no poor surfer blood. fuck these bands. fuck this tour. they'll be yesterday's news by december (think no age now)

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 8:53 PM

i was considering washed out actually but i have no recollection of hearing their music so i dont know if its as bland. future islands was a huge omission though, fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 9:12 PM

I am a megahater of this whole scene, but at least the dudes in surfer blood can play their guitars with some proficiency. Thats got to be worth something. No?

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 11:21 PM

You people are awesome. Simply awesome.

Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2010 12:39 AM

i saw the drums at brooklyn bowl last year and it was easily one of the worst "live" shows i've been to. i'm not sure if the guitars were even plugged in, and the actual drums were definitely not live. those moves might fly in horseheads, but not east of sullivan county. i like surfer blood's album, but haven't seen them live.

Posted by billy | July 28, 2010 8:53 AM

>>I am a megahater of this whole scene, but at least the dudes in surfer blood can play their guitars with some proficiency. Thats got to be worth something. No?

They can also write songs and lyrics if you guys would listen instead of prejudging based on meaningless labels. Just saying.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 9:55 AM

both of the bands are excellent examples of over management

they don't know it for sure now, but in five years (when their "buzz" is long gone) they will commence bitching about the poor decision making and bad advice their managers gave them. that regret will continue for the rest of their lives.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 10:20 AM

anyone know the presale code?

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | July 28, 2010 12:06 PM

Never mind...not required

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | July 28, 2010 12:10 PM

Pre Sale code? Really? Do you think that this will be a sellout, especially within the first month of releasing tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 12:37 PM

Wait a sec, I just noticed on the Bowery site that the show is billed as "The Drums/Surfer Blood." That is absurd, shame on anybody who goes to see The Drums headline a show at Webster Hall. The music scene is really going to shit quickly. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 12:45 PM

@8:25, no survivors? another pavement reference?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 10:57 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2010 1:45 PM

I missed the show... I'll have to catch you next time around when you come through Gainesville.

Posted by Marketing Agency in Gainesville FL | August 3, 2010 10:32 AM

Astro Coast is one of their best albums and i like surfer blood

Posted by ukrainiangirlssite | August 5, 2010 5:29 PM

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