Astro Coast

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Astro Coast
Astrocoast.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 19, 2010 (2010-01-19)
Recorded2009
GenreIndie rock, post-punk revival, surf rock
Length40:27
LabelKanine
ProducerJohn Paul Pitts
Surfer Blood chronology
Astro Coast
(2010)
Tarot Classics
(2011)
Singles from Astro Coast
  1. "Swim"
    Released: August 28, 2009

Astro Coast is the debut album by the indie rock band Surfer Blood. It was released January 19, 2010 on Kanine Records. The album peaked at #124 on the Billboard 200 album chart.[1] Upon its release, the album received very positive reviews.[2]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubB+[4]
Consequence of SoundB[5]
Gigwise4/5 stars[6]
MSN Music (Consumer Guide)A–[7]
MusicOMH4.5/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork8.2/10[9]
PopMatters4/5 stars[10]
Spin8/10[11]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Paul Pitts, Thomas Fekete and Tyler Schwarz.

No.TitleLength
1."Floating Vibes"4:00
2."Swim"3:18
3."Take It Easy"3:56
4."Harmonix"4:45
5."Neighbour Riffs"2:08
6."Twin Peaks"3:37
7."Fast Jabroni"3:03
8."Slow Jabroni"6:05
9."Anchorage"6:25
10."Catholic Pagans"3:12

Personnel[edit]

  • John Paul Pitts - vocals, guitar, string arrangements, engineer, producer
  • Thomas Fekete - guitar, vocals
  • Tyler Schwarz - drums
  • Brian Black - bass, vocals
  • Kevin Williams - guitar (track 3)
  • Freddy Schwenk Sr. - flute
  • Emily Dwyer - strings
  • Brenda Hollingsworth - mastering
  • Ryan Copt - engineer
  • Garth Warner - cover art
  • Julia Pitts - cover art
  • Jason Rueger - design, layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r1708883/charts-awards
  2. ^ a b "Astro Coast by Surfer Blood". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  3. ^ Phares, Heather. "Astro Coast - Surfer Blood". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  4. ^ Murray, Noel (2010-01-19). "Surfer Blood: Astro Coast". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  5. ^ May, Ernest (2010-01-22). "Album Review: Surfer Blood – Astro Coast". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  6. ^ "Gigwise review". Gigwise. Archived from the original on 2010-01-31.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (2010-05-01). "Consumer Guide: May 2010". MSN Music. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  8. ^ "OMH review". Archived from the original on 2010-06-19.
  9. ^ Cohen, Ian (2010-01-21). "Surfer Blood: Astro Coast Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  10. ^ Pan, Arnold (2010-04-04). "Surfer Blood: Astro Coast". PopMatters. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  11. ^ Hogan, Marc (2009-12-11). "Surfer Blood, 'Astro Coast'". Spin. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  12. ^ plane (2010-01-26). "Surfer Blood - Astro Coast (album review 2)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2018-09-11.