Surfer Blood @ Lo-Fi

The Crocodile Presents:

Surfer Blood @ Lo-Fi

Terry Malts, Sloucher

Sat, January 27, 2018

8:00 pm

Lofi - Seattle

Seattle, WA

$18 Adv.

This event is 21 and over

Surfer Blood
Surfer Blood
Surfer Blood’s 3rd album 1000 Palms comes out May 12, 2015 on Joyful Noise Records. The band have performed on five continents, toured with heroes like The Pixies and Guided By Voices, played on the Jimmy Fallon Show, at Coachella and giant festivals throughout the world, while also occasionally plugging in their amps at all-ages house parties. Surfer Blood are also the cleanest and nicest band in existence!
Terry Malts
Terry Malts
I’ve disconnected the doorbell; the phone is off the hook. The post office has been instructed to return all mail sent c/o Box 489 directly back to sender. These extreme actions have not been made in haste. The past year-plus has plum worn me out.
Ever since Slumberland Records lost a bet and released 2012’s Killing Time, it seems that the bored drudges of this outhouse Earth have done nothing but follow that album title’s orders, a.k.a. harass me. (Lord knows the everyday “fan” of these “guys” has nothing better to do). Visitors, calls, letters. Look, I know I’m the only known liaison to the men behind the man, but that doesn’t mean I have the answer to the burning question on everyone’s melon: WHEN IS THE NEXT TERRY MALTS ALBUM COMING OUT?!

Oh, wait, actually I do know the answer to that one! Terry Malts’ brand-new platter, Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere, is being released on September 10, 2013, once again on Slumberland Records. The official full-length follow-up to last year’s year-end-list-thrashing debut, hot on the heels of two more blistering 7”s in the meantime.

Who are these Nobodies? Where is this Nowhere? The same crack-staff has been employed: Phil Benson (bass, vocals), Corey Cunningham (guitar, throat), and Nathan Sweatt (drums, confusion), recorded by they-damn-selfs in their “San Francisco practice space”, and again mixed by Monte Vallier (Weekend, Half Church). Hey, Parrothead: changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes, right? Right! Which is why the Malts tropes you’ve come to know and love haven’t gone anywhere: anger, hatred, exhaustion, delusion, seclusion, consumption, life, death, breathing, eating, and probably some sensitivity or something. It’s all right in front of your earballs!

Considering a stiff breeze could blow your web address over, take this “press-release” as a “warning.” NRTIN is a punch in the gut, a kick to the teeth, a tickle exactly where you want it (wink, wink). This thing is the toupee of your record collection: throw it on top of that embarrassing stack o’ wax by the stereo to instantly transform your reputation.

Look, we can’t do everything to help out you and those of your odor, but giving you this news is a step in the right direction. And this is coming straight from the top floor. Terry Malts’ Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere shreds. It blasts. It blows (a good thing!). A dynamite record, that’ll prolly say “Play It Loud!” or whatever in the liners. But seriously, folks… listen to this thing and leave me alone!

Terry: just like the days of our pathetic weeks, a name that ends in “why…?”
SLOUCHER started as a recording project for drummer/songwriter Jay Clancy (Makeup Monsters, Pale Noise, Hibou, Cayucas) and evolved to include drummer Jack Hamrick, guitarist Kyle Musselwhite (The Globes), and bassist Lance Umble (Bod, Telekinesis).

SLOUCHER released their debut 7 song EP "Certainty" 7/15/2016 on Swoon Records.

“Sloucher stand on their own without the crutches of being tethered to the luminary tags of old, however, and to put it simply—Certainty is one of the best albums the indie rock genre has had the honor of being applied to for some time.”
-Brian Leak, Substream Magazine

“Some records, you know within a minute or two of pressing play that you're in the presence of an extraordinary talent. I don't know how best to characterize the lineage that Sloucher's Certainty EP descends from, but if you're a devotee of NW (and NW-adjacent) indie pop of the past, oh, 25 years, I'd be willing to bet that it contains at least a few of your favorite bands… Dusky voiced songwriter Jay Clancy has my melodic number. The lyrics are smart and rhythmic, the playing is nimble and inventive, the scale is humble, even the distortion is pleasing.”
-Sean Nelson, The Stranger

“Each song feels as if it could soundtrack a poignant moment in a coming-of-age film…Bands of Seattle’s past may haunt this record, but the trio is casting that familiar sound in its own image. It won’t be long before new bands are looking back at Sloucher for inspiration.”
-Dusty Henry, Seattle Weekly
Venue Information:
Lofi - Seattle
429 Eastlake Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98109