January 14, 2011 15:21

Surfer Blood ditching lo-fi style for second album

Florida band ham up their big ambitions for 2011

Surfer Blood ditching lo-fi style for second album

Photo: Matt Salacuse/NME

Surfer Blood's JP Pitts has said the band are looking to move away from their lo-fi roots on the follow-up to debut album 'Astro Coast'.

Speaking in the new issue of NME, Pitts reckons that the band's recent distribution deal with major label Warner Bros will help them to realise their true sound.

"We never intended to be lo-fi anyway," Pitts explained. "Our songs are all quite big songs, it's just that they were recorded on shitty equipment, in my apartment. They were lo-fi by accident."

Pitts added of the band's new material that "the main difference next time around will be that I won't be recording the entire thing in my apartment".

The band haven't started recording their new album yet, so it isn't expected to be released until late 2011, following an EP of new material they are working on.

Surfer Blood are in the new issue of NME, on UK newsstands now and available digitally.

The issue previews the 60 most exciting albums of 2011, also featuring The Strokes, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Beady Eye, Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts and 52 other acts, with in-the-studio reports and photos.

Blog – which albums are you most looking forward to hearing in 2011?

Photo gallery – in the studio and beyond with the acts releasing new albums this year

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