Surf City - We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This

Surf City - We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This
Surf City - We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Fire Records (FIRELP296)
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Release Date: 08/2013
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"...continues their love affair with psychedelic, reverb-swathed guitar pop, drawing from their Flying Nun forefathers The Clean and The Chills, as well as the fuzzed-up dream pop of The Jesus and Mary Chain..." (

"Despite the upheaval, and the sporadic and nomadic recording process, their second album, We Knew It Was Not Going to Be Like This, is just as impressive and maybe even a little tighter and more immediate. Still wrapping their catchy little indie rock tunes in scuzzy, noisy guitars and bathing the sound in echoing, drippy reverb, the group take cues from the Velvet Underground, their fellow New Zealand noise pop groups, and Sonic Youth while carving out a sound that is distinctly theirs. To that end the band pay extra attention to each song here, focusing less on the overall feel of the album and more on the individual arrangements while getting sounds that range from fully hypnotic and overloaded to moments that are more considered and sparse..." (Read more:

Track List

A1 It's A Common Life
A2 I Had The Staring Role
A3 Song From Short Lived TV Series
A5 Claims Of A Galactic Medium

B1 No Place To Go
B2 I Want You
B3 Oceanic Graphs Of The Wilderness
B4 What Gets Me By

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