Surfer Blood will follow up their debut album Astro Coast with a new LP set for release this summer. For a fresh taste of the sophomore effort, entitled Pythons, the band is streaming "Weird Shapes," the first single from the album. Frontman JP Pitts describes the song as "a left of center pop song about someone who is about to go through a manic episode." Continuing, he says, "[i]t's one of the most dynamic songs we've ever written."
After a couple of listens, the song is starting to grow on me. It's got a much cleaner sound then previous Surfer Blood releases, which works well, but my major issue is the real lack of the band's signature surf rock vibe. It seems a bit wasteful for them to toss aside a style that worked so well on their debut (not to mention it's in their name), but I'll hold back full judgment until they release more songs. For now, you can stream "Weird Shapes" below.