Next year marks the 10th anniversary of Astro Coast, the acclaimed debut that put Surfer Blood on the map. Since that time, the Florida band has had anything but an easy ride, working through more than their fair share of hardship and tragedy. But now, in 2019, Surfer Blood is making the most vital music it has made since its debut, with its fifth LP coming out next year and a new EP Hourly Haunts due out this August.

Featuring six new songs independent of the forthcoming album, Hourly Haunts is Surfer Blood at its very best, with earworm melodies and addicting guitar riffs abound. On new single 'Around Your Sun,' a song the band describes as both "an up-tempo, triumphant love song" and a "sensitive banger," this refreshed sound is showcased to thrilling effect.

The track is a perfect distillation of what made Surfer Blood such a beloved band to begin with -- sugary choruses, feel-good vocals and shredding guitars. But the group's experience pushes the material that much further, as 'Around Your Sun' and the rest of Hourly Haunts represents Surfer Blood's most refined collection of songs to date.

A limited edition physical release of Hourly Haunts will only be available at the band's upcoming live shows (the dates of which are listed down below), but the EP will be streaming on Aug. 16. You can stream 'Around Your Sun' up above.


23 August - The Saint; Asbury Park, NJ
24 August - BSP Lounge; Kingston, NY
25 August - Port City Music Hall; Portland, ME
27 August - Columbus Theatre; Providence, RI
28 August - Ballroom at Outer Space; Hamden, CT
29 August - Monty Hall; Jersey City, NJ
30 August - Ottobar; Baltimore, MD
31 August - Dogfish Head Brewery (free); Rehoboth, DE