SURFBORT’S LATEST RELEASE IS FOR LOVERS (AND THE POLITICALLY CONSCIOUS)
Fresh from six months of touring across the United States, Australia, and Europe in support of their 2018 LP Friendship Music, Brooklyn’s new favorite punks, Surfbort‘s frontwoman Dani Miller, guitarists David Head and Alex Kilgore, and drummer Sean Powell, returned with a bang, putting out their Billy EP via Muddguts Records on March 8, 2019. Clocking in at just under seven minutes, the four-song collection is a frenzied affair exploring themes in politics and romance.
While the EP opens with “Awake,” an upbeat track alluding to both the realities of insomnia and dreams of someone special “in the sunny sunshine and the morning dew,” an overcast aura accompanies “Flower of Hate” as Dani warns of the insidious nature of nationalist rhetoric. The EP’s namesake, “Billy,” centers around a relationship, with Dani addressing Billy as her friend and lover over a deliciously danceable beat, and finally, “Forty Five,” a live crowd-pleaser previously released as part of Friendship Music, turns the mood to riotous in true punk fashion whilst indirectly calling out President Donald Trump on account of his predatory and otherwise generally questionable behavior.
To celebrate Billy‘s release, on the night of Saturday, March 9th, friends and fans congregated under the dim, colored lights of Bushwick’s Market Hotel for a Minty Boi x Muddguts production featuring Surfbort, the loud-‘n-fast-rocking Dirty Fences, and Twompsax, a lively punk act in the riot grrrl tradition, as well as deejay Gibby Haynes (of seasoned rock band Butthole Surfers).