Surfer Blood will be featured on Amazon Acoustics, which is a forthcoming Amazon Music compilation of exclusive covers and original songs from over 30 artists. It features the Walkmen’s Petter Matthew Bauer covering St. Vincent’s Prince Johnny, the Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser covering Beach House’s Astronaut, the Districts doing David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes, and Jessie Baylin doing Harry Nilsson’s He Needs Me (from Popeye), among many others. Listen below to Surfer Blood’s rendition of the classic and infectious Hey Ya.
The compilation will be available to purchase only on Amazon Music and will be streamable only on Prime Music.
We deeply regret having to inform you this, but our van was broken into today in Schaumburg, Il just outside of Chicago. Not only did we lose thousands of dollars in personal items and show settlements, but we also lost all cash donations we collected for Thomas over the last 8 shows at our merch table. This last detail is perhaps the most heartbreaking of all in that so much positivity and amazing generosity could be ruined by one bad person(s).
Most of our large musical gear was not stolen and the shows will still go on as planned.
There are a few one-of-a kind guitar pedals to please keep an eye out for– not for their specific value, but for the fact that these are unique and recognizable items. If they are found at a pawn shop or private seller, everything else including the more serious items are likely there or somewhere nearby.
Thank you for all of your support. You help us all stay positive in the midst of something so discouraging.