“We can shoegaze in my room,
So we can sing about our gloom.”
I’m currently in awe of two things right now; Kevin Costner’s mustache (Jimmy Fallon show from possibly last night) and a fine duo called Surf Curse. Now, I can’t give a proper opinion about Kev’s mustache, but I can write some words about Surf Curse- but that’s if I can tear my eyes away from the TV screen for long enough.
Surf Curse are based in Reno, Nevada but come from Henderson and consist of two guys who love music and pizza. They are two vital things most people need in life. Without pizza and music, life would be a massive bore. It would be a drag to get through the day. You think of your favourite pizza, and you’re okay. You think of your favourite song/band, and you’re alright. The ultimate dream is to eat your favourite pizza whilst listening to your favourite band. That’s sheer happiness there. For so long I have been tempted to start a blog dedicated to pizza. Going to pizza places, eating some pizza and writing about it. However, as someone who is finally losing weight- I can’t really allow myself to follow this dream just yet. I’ll do it one day. As an Italian (alright, HALF Italian) I feel it is my duty to take up this task. I’ll write about Surf Curse for now.
Surf Curse make music that if I was a teenager listening to them, I’m pretty sure I would have felt less awkward in my skin. As a 27-year-old listening to them, I think it is safe to say that make me feel at ease with what I’m uncomfortable with about myself. They’re a really fun band to listen to who merge lo-fi with a raw Summertime feel. hen I first listened to Surf Curse, I thought they were English for some reason, but no they are from Reno (Nevada.) They’re the kind of band that if you saw them live, you wouldn’t be satisfied until there had been a stage invasion to Skullder. Skullder is my favourite track. It is now my favourite word, and I don’t know what it means.
I really love their lyrics because they touch on the frustrations of love or the formation of lust that then moves onto lust. We’ve all been there; the thought of being with someone, but something holds you back. There’s always a reason for it. Sometimes the reasons hit you later on in life. Your feelings will never be sorry for being an inconvenience. Not many things will.
Forever Dumb is one song by Surf Curse that a few years ago, I’d have seen myself in this song. As I’m older (probably still careless and not much wiser) I can see the wrong I did. I can be sorry forever, but it’s no good is it. If you don’t move on from the damage you caused, you’ll keep doing it and you’ll hate yourself. I’ve spent a large chunk of my life doing just that. But I want to reinforce the idea that Surf Curse are a FUN band. Their sound is blissfully wonderful and their lyrics at times are sad. The way they talk about being hopeless and fucking up really hits you in the gut. Regardless of age, you can always relate to this.
Surf Curse again, just back up my idea that duos are the best. You can hear them play with such fury and determination. They make you want to grab your best friend and start your own band. Their song, Heathers is one to scream along to- as loud as you possibly can. You’ll feel liberated once you do that. Their songs are the perfect sound of Summer; whether you’re in love or you’ve shielded yourself away from it all. Their songs are the definition of love, lust, youth and are entirely energetic.
You can listen to their sun-kissed melodies right here: http://surfcurse.bandcamp.com