Records

We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This

Surf City
We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This
PF149
Released: 05-10-2013

Buy Now

Tracklist:
  1. It’s a Common Life
  2. I Had The Starring Role
  3. Song From A Short Lived TV Series
  4. NYC
  5. Claims Of A Galactic Medium
  6. No Place To Go
  7. I Want You
  8. Oceanic Graphs Of The Wilderness
  9. What Gets Me By

Surf City’s second album We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This continues their love affair with psychedelic, reverb-swathed guitar pop, drawing from their Flying Nun forefathers The Clean and The Chills, as well as the fuzzed-up dream pop of The Jesus and Mary Chain and the loopy noise of Animal Collective.

Their debut album Kudos (released in 2010), enjoyed outstanding plaudits from the likes of Stereogum, who praised their “impressively assured sound” and “perfect 2-minute pop storm” whilst Pitchfork admitted “Surf City’s pleasure for pleasure’s sake approach already has me pining for more.”

We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This is in some ways a massive progression from Kudos, with richer context, deeper lyrics and a melancholy undertow.

More About Surf City

Popfrenzy Records : Surf City

Surf City
Surf City EP
PF070
Released: 29-03-2008

Surf City
Kudos
PF112
Released: 03-09-2010