SURF CURSE HEAT UP THE SUMMER WITH “TVI”
RIAA PLATINUM CERTIFIED ROCK BAND HERALD UPCOMING ATLANTIC RECORDS DEBUT ALBUM WITH HIGHLY ENERGIZED NEW SINGLE
UPCOMING DATES INCLUDE PRIMAVERA SOUND LOS ANGELES ON SEPTEMBER 17
MAGIC HOUR ARRIVES VIA ATLANTIC RECORDS ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
PRE-SAVE/PRE-ORDER NOW HERE
Los Angeles, CA-based, RIAA Platinum Certified rock band Surf Curse have shared the highly energized new single, “TVI,” available now via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services. An official music video – directed by Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck – premieres today at YouTube HERE. The video, shot on VHS by Max Knight, follows the band on a Scooby Doo-style adventure through a haunted castle in the hills of L.A.
“TVI is an anthem about trying to stay out of trouble, whatever your trouble might be,” says lead vocalist and drummer, Nick Rattigan, “The chorus chants, ‘Take your time, free your mind, I can do this every day,’ as the mantra, but by ’10 o’clock TVI give me mine take me away,’ you’ve succumbed…the ultimate loss of self and control…letting go.”
“TVI” marks the latest single from Surf Curse’s eagerly awaited Atlantic Records debut album, MAGIC HOUR, due everywhere on Friday, September 16. Vinyl / CD / Cassette pre-orders launching soon and digital pre-save/pre-order is available now HERE.
MAGIC HOUR was recorded at Electric Lady, an iconic studio founded by Jimi Hendrix and located in New York City. The album includes the power pop anthem, “Sugar,” available now for streaming and download. An official music video – directed by Surf Curse co-founders Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck – has already earned close to 2M views at YouTube HERE.
Surf Curse will celebrate MAGIC HOUR on an epic world tour, including highly anticipated performances at the new Primavera Sound Los Angeles, set for Saturday, September 17 at Los Angeles State Historic Park and at Corona Capital CDMX, set for Sunday, November 20 in Mexico City. North American headline dates will be announced soon. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.surfcurse.com/tour and for early access, pre-save the album HERE.
Founded in Reno, NV by Nick Rattigan (lead vocals, drums) and Jacob Rubeck (guitar), Surf Curse have been crafting a multifaceted sound informed by indie, punk, pop, psych rock, and more for nearly a decade. 2020 saw the band’s breakthrough with the surprise TikTok success of “Freaks,” which saw the track earn over 500M worldwide streams and RIAA Platinum certification more than eight years after the release.
MAGIC HOUR, the band’s fourth LP, sees Surf Curse testing the boundaries of their seasoned indie rock approach, exploring a wider range of sonic styles and colors than ever before. The album marks not only the DIY veterans’ Atlantic Records debut, it serves as official introduction to two new members of the band in Noah Kohll and Henry Dillon. The newly expanded lineup allowed for Surf Curse to push their already ambitious songcraft even further than ever before on tracks like the blistering album-opener “Arrow” and the somber blues rock of “No Tomorrows.”
“MAGIC HOUR is our excitement about rock music and being in a band,” says guitarist, Jacob Rubeck, “This album is the excitement of starting something that we all can feel good about with each other, but also progressing as creative people and throwing in that magic. We’re feeling that magic, what’s brewing in the air and what’s existing in what we’re doing together.”
WORLD TOUR 2022
17 – Los Angeles, CA – Primavera Sound Los Angeles *
28 – London, United Kingdom – Electric Ballroom
1 – Manchester, United Kingdom – New Century
2 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – SWG3 Studio Warehouse
4 – Dublin, Ireland – The Academy
6 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – The Castle & Falcon
7 – Brighton, United Kingdom – Chalk
8 – Bristol, United Kingdom – SWX
10 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
12 – Paris, France – Le Trabendo
13 – Bordeaux, France – Rock School Barbey
14 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
15 – Madrid, Spain – Independence Club
17 – Zürich, Switzerland – Mascotte
19 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus
20 – Cologne, Germany – Gebäude 9
20 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital *
* FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE