Surfer Blood are one of the best young indie-rock bands around, and their fourth album, Snowdonia, is their most ambitious effort yet. Overcoming adversity, the band has artistically grown and thrived. Following the departure of bassist Kevin Williams and guitarist Thomas Fekete (tragically lost to cancer in May), singer/guitarist John Paul Pitts and drummer Tyler Schwarz have rebuilt a talented line-up with guitarist Michael McCleary and bassist Lindsey Mills, all four alumni of the same high school in West Palm Beach, Florida.
“Amazing things can come from simple ideas. The Houston Brothers consist of two brothers, Justin and Matt Faircloth. They are not from Houston, but instead were born, raised and still live in Charlotte, NC. After years of playing in other bands, the two decided to form a group with just the two of them as the sole members. Justin figured out a way to play keyboards, play drums and sing at the same time, while Matt figured out how to play guitar, play bass pedals and sing.
Between 2001 to 2012, the Houston Brothers released five albums, played SXSW, CMJ, and toured throughout the East Coast. After a few years away, the two have returned. Once again, doing the work of six musicians, between the two of them. All while creating a style of atmospheric pop that asks to be heard, and demands that you see them create all of this in a live setting. Listen, watch, believe.” – Daniel Coston