Surfer Blood Showcases West Palm Beach's Howley's in New Video

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West Palm Beach's favorite diner, Howley's, is good for so many things. It's ideal for brunch with a side of full bar, it's the best non-pizza, late night grubbing option, and as of yesterday, it's been granted some big time internet recognition. But not for the food, for the tunes.

Howley's is the backdrop for the latest music video from local boys done good, Surfer Blood, which premiered yesterday on RollingStone.com. Hometown pride aside, the video for "Say Yes to Me" is as enjoyable to watch as the song is to hear. It's genuinely funny and playful, and -- we're not exaggerating -- you'd be really missing out by not pressing play.

But it's not all gravy and sunshine. Surfer Blood received news that they had been dropped from Warner Brothers Records before filming, so they dipped back into the friend pool and had local creative agency Afflux Club put it together.

See also: Surfer Blood's Thomas Fekete Proves That This Band Is Not a Bunch of "Dicks"

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Surfer Blood's Thomas Fekete Proves That This Band Is Not a Bunch of "Dicks"

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It's been more than a minute since we heard from West Palm's Surfer Blood. And we have to admit, we missed them. It's true. Once their prank calls to the New Times stopped, it's like the phones haven't rung since. 

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Surfer Blood and Weird Wives guitarist Thomas Fekete got in touch with us and opened up about nearly everything going on with the band and in his own life. This includes getting screwed over on their way up, and enjoying the perks of success, including working with Pixies' producer Gil Norton. Fekete moved to New York, but says he always finds time to practice with his Florida bandmates. If nothing else proves SB isn't a bunch of dicks, it'll be this interview. 
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Fans React to Surfer Blood Singer John Paul Pitts' Lake Worth Domestic Battery Charges

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Yesterday afternoon, Pitchfork released some pretty heavy information on Surfer Blood frontman John Paul Pitts' past. 

According to an incident report, the West Palm Beach musician was arrested back in March on domestic battery charges. On July 13, he was charged and obtained a "plea and pass" agreement. No clue why Pitchfork broke March's breaking news in August, but it definitely got a rise from fans.  

The internet quickly flooded with commentary on the matter. From Chris Brown comparisons to an especially disturbing remark by a horny female, reactions are mixed but mostly negative. Some took it out on Twitter, while others posted directly on the band's Facebook page.

Surfer Blood has yet to comment on the matter, so what follows are a few reactions gathered from around the internet. 

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Surfer Blood's Jones Soda Pops Up at Northside Festival

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Photo by Christine Borges
So much genre misrepresentation happens these days, but Surfer Blood has definitely singled itself out as a "pop" act. Through a partnership with Jones Soda, the West Palm Beach band is promoting one of its signature songs, "Swim," on bottles of Blue Bubblegum soda.

The bottles are being distributed at the expertly curated Northside Festival this weekend in Brooklyn, where Surfer Blood had a pair of performances -- including one warming up for Guided by Voices.

County Grind contributor Christine Borges was kind enough to send us a shot of one of the bottles, and Surfer Blood tweeted a photo of the bottle as well.

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