David's Desk: Surfer Blood, Sweat, & Cheers

By: David Landry

Surfer Blood is missing a core member, but they still rocked out at The Lost Lake.

Surfer Shreddin'. Photo Credit:   Liz Whitman     

Surfer Shreddin'. Photo Credit: Liz Whitman

Surfer Blood came in like a tidal wave last week at Denver’s Lost Lake Lounge, playing songs spanning their whole catalog. JPP (lead vocals/guitar) took the helm, diving right in and singing his heart out. He even walked directly into the crowd during his favorite song “Take It Easy”.  The crowd danced with pure joy, fueled by the energy of beach pop riffs and a shared love for the band in this quaint rock venue. We packed ourselves in there nice and tight for the boys, and their melodic harmonies echoed throughout the club. It was awesome.

Packin' it in. Photo Credit:   Liz Whitman

Packin' it in. Photo Credit: Liz Whitman

Surfer Blood started back in 2009 and have been going full throttle ever since. Unfortunately, original lead guitarist Thomas Fekete had to step away from their tour this year right after the band finished recording their latest album 1000 Palms.  Fekete is battling a rare form of cancer, and despite his absence from the stage, his presence was still felt in Surfer Blood’s performance.

He explains everything with a wonderful open letter to everyone, here.

If you want to help please do. See their shows and support them in every way. They are one of my favorites. I couldn’t have been happier with the show.

Thomas Fekete’s GoFundMe page can be found here.

-David at the desk

All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artists featured and those credited. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat. Thumbnail also per Liz Whitman.