Os Surfer Blood já estão com o quinto disco de originais em cima da prancha e pronto para se fazer ao mar. O sucessor de Snowdonia vai chamar-se Carefree Theatre e sai pela Kanine no dia 01 de maio. A banda da Flórida lançou no ano passado um disco de covers onde reinventavam in the best blood style músicas dos Pavement, Breeders, Outkast e Mudhoney, entre outros.
Como ponto de entrada em Carefree Theatre, os Surfer Blood disponibilizam o primeiro single do álbum. “Parkland (Into The Silence)” é uma música inspirada no massacre que aconteceu no liceu de Parkland faz na próxima sexta-feira dois anos.
John Paul Pitts, voz e guitarra dos Blood, traduziu a nova música num breve texto:
On February 14, 2018 I was running on the treadmill at the gym with cable news running in the background. I had just moved back to Florida and was desperately looking for a reason to feel good about it.
That was when I saw the news. There had been a shooting at a high school forty minutes south of my hometown. My heart ached for the victims and their families, but like so many Americans, I’ve become resigned to this particular kind of tragedy. I’m not proud of my cynicism, but it’s a callousness you develop when you live in a country where this is a weekly event.
In the days and weeks that followed, I watched the events closely. These high school kids were tearing up routine talking points we’ve heard a thousand times, refusing to be helpless, refusing to succumb to despair. In those moments I was so proud to be from this place. Even though we haven’t seen any meaningful legislation, these students were able to move the conversation into new territory. I never thought I’d see people wake up to the epidemic of gun violence in the US, but it feels like its on the tip of everyone’s tongue, and so much of that awareness is due to the resilience and optimism of these young Floridians.
This song is a testament to their courage. They are truly inspiring and living proof that anything can be overcom.
Em baixo fica “Parkland (Into The Silence)” e o artwork de Carefree Theatre. O alinhamento ainda não é conhecido.