Surfer Blood – Tarot Classics

ARTIST: Surfer Blood                       tarotclassics

TITLE:  Tarot Classics

YEAR RELEASED: 2011

CHART ACTION: None

SINGLES: Miranda

OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Maybe? College radio would have eaten this up.

LINEUP: John Paul Pitts, Tyler Schwartz, Kevin Williams, Thomas Fekete

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: The final independent release for the band blasts away quite a bit of the distortion and leaves the listener impressed with their knack for melody.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Before leaving for a major label, Surfer Blood gave the world Tarot Classics, a very tuneful four song EP with two (remixes) that you can take or leave.

The songs definitely show a knack for hooks and melody, and John Paul Pitts seems to have left a lot of the distortion behind even though the love for the Pixies that show through in the tunes.

The two remixes waste time – a four track EP would have been nice.

NOTES & MINUTIAE: They moved from Kanine to Warner Brothers after this EP.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No

GRADE: B:  Four nice tracks, but the two remixes drag it way down.

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