VIDEO: Surfer Blood premiere “I Can’t Explain” off 1000 Palms

Third full-length album 1000 Palms out May 12 on Joyful Noise


Boy there is a lot of magenta pink happiness in this video.

“The lyrics to “I Can’t Explain” are about a romantic encounter on a New Year’s Eve, so we wanted the video to show the events of a New Year’s party sped up.  We ended up slowing down the song to half-tempo and choreographing all the background action in real time.  This way the movement would appear to be sped up when played back at the normal tempo.  Thankfully a lot of our friends showed up to help, I think a lot of them wanted an opportunity to throw cake at each other in their favorite bar… The video concept was created by our friend Ates Isildak: a local musician, videographer, promoter and clairvoyant.”

The closest they’ll be to Atlanta is Shaky Knees in Atlanta on 5/8 and Richmond, VA @ The Camel on 5/9. After that, the tour continues north and then west until a return to the Southeast in June: 6/25 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits; 6/26 Charlotte, NC @ Fountain Plaza; and 6/27 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater. See full tour schedule at You can pre-order 1000 Palms on iTunes.


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