Surf Curse is an American indie rock band formed in Reno, Nevada in 2013 by Jacob Rubeck and Nick Rattigan. The duo later relocated to Los Angeles and released their fourth studio album, "Buds," on September 13, 2019. The album features 13 tracks and runs for a total of 34 minutes.
- "Maps to the Stars"
- "Hour of the Wolf"
- "River's Edge"
- "Midnight Cowboy"
- "Dead Horse"
- "Hour of the Wolf Pt. II"
"Buds" showcases Surf Curse's signature sound, which combines elements of surf rock, punk, and indie pop to create a moody and introspective atmosphere. The album deals with themes of love, loss, and growing up, and features Rubeck's distinctive guitar playing and Rattigan's plaintive vocals.
The album's lead single, "Disco," was released on June 27, 2019, and was followed by the release of "Hour of the Wolf" and "Midnight Cowboy" as additional singles. The album received positive reviews from critics, who praised the band's ability to create a cohesive and engaging album that showcases their growth as songwriters and musicians.
In addition to their work as Surf Curse, Rubeck and Rattigan have also collaborated on various other projects, including the formation of their own record label, Danger Collective Records. They have also worked with other artists such as Current Joys, Girlpool, and Slow Hollows, among others.
Overall, "Buds" is a standout album from Surf Curse that showcases their unique sound and songwriting abilities. It is a must-listen for fans of indie rock and surf rock alike.