New Zealand-based four-piece Surf City will set out on its first North American tour this year, kicking it off with a date at Austin’s SXSW. Supporting its 2010 release, Kudos (Fire), the first leg of the indie psych-pop band’s tour will run through the end of April.



Surf City got its start when Davin Stoddard and Josh Kennedy got together with Stoddard’s brother Jamie and drummer Logan Collins. What began as casual jam sessions led to the group recording demos of its guitar-driven catchy pop tunes. In 2006, the foursome opened for the Australian leg of the Dinosaur Jr. reunion tour and began to put together a six-song self-titled EP. Critical acclaim provoked a full-length album release in 2010, influenced by a number of artists from Pavement to the Pixies.



The band’s headlining tour includes special guests on select dates, including Kids Of 88 among others at the SXSW Team Clermont Showcase, and Bardo Pond and Snowblink during Fire Records’ showcase dates. Other special guests will include Destroyer, Bare Wires, Thee Oh Sees, Japanther and Pujol.



Tour Dates For Surf City:

03/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW

03/21 – Marfa, TX – Padre’s

03/23 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada

03/24 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory

03/25 – Hot Springs, AR – Valley Of The Vapors Festival

03/26 – Memphis, TN – Fareveller Festival

03/27 – Nashville, TN – The End

03/30 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl

03/31 – Miami, FL – Churchill’s

04/01 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub

04/02 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum

04/03 – Tallahassee, FL – The Engine Room

04/04 – Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge

04/06 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle

04/07 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade

04/08 – Philadelphia, PA – Danger Danger Gallery

04/09 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

04/10 – Washington, DC – Black Cat

04/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery

04/13 – New Haven, CT – Cage Nine

04/14 – Montreal, QUE – Casa Del Popolo

04/15 – London, ON – Call The Office

04/16 – Toronto, ON – Parts And Labour

04/18 – Detroit, MI – Lager House

04/19 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s

04/20 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop

04/21 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub

04/22 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar

04/24 – Allston, MA – O’Brien’s