Surfer Blood took the Music Farm by storm on Thursday night. Their second trip to Charleston brought on loyal fans of the band that started just a few years ago in 2009. Local favorites Co. and Heyrocco started the night on the right foot as they opened for the main act.
Surfer Blood opened with a hit off of their debut album, Astro Coast, ripping through the humidity with “Floating Vibes.” Their sound and live performance perfectly balanced the charm of pop with the coolness of indie rock the entire night.
Born in West Palm Beach, Fla., and based in California, their distinct West Coast sound reverberated through the venue as the band revealed a new tune, “Daemon Dance,” off their upcoming album, as well as songs from their Tarot Classics EP. Lead singer John Paul Pitts showed his love for the Lowcountry by laying down his guitar and serenading fans with “Miranda.” As they played “Take It Easy,” Pitts then jumped off stage and played alongside an energetic audience who sang along.
They wrapped up their short set with crowd favorite “Swim,” as the crowd crooned, “Swim … to reach the end” over and over. Their catchy summery vibe had the audience bopping their heads and dancing, calling the band back for an extended encore.
Surfer Blood ended the evening on a refreshing note with “Neighborhood Riffs,” “Fast Jabroni,” and “Harmonix.” As they concluded their last song, “I’m Not Ready,” Pitts revved the crowd one more time by playing among fans.