Baltimore-based band Surf Harp released the EP, Galapagos, on cassette in 2013. The jangly, surfy pop songs are a nice compliment to any sunny summer afternoon. Lead by multi-instrumentalist, Phil Bolton, the band is gearing up to release their debut full-length which is being mixed by Mat Leffler-Schulman at Mobtown Studios.
This album is quite different from the EP. It’s loud and layered, featuring screeching guitar tracks and heavy percussion. Bolton’s vocals have taken a larger role on the new tracks as well, which is evident in energetic tune, “Leather.” The video, which was released Sunday, features found footage of suburbanites dancing — all taken over the last several years on Bolton’s cell phone.
Enjoy the video and the song and stay tuned for their album, which should drop in the fall.
Author Taylor DeBoer grew up in the Baltimore area and studied Writing and Sociology at Loyola University Maryland. He is a local writer, music lover, and edits a website that he co-founded, Manikmusic.net. Follow him on Twitter at TayDeBoer23.