The Carefree Theater in West Palm Beach, FL was the only real venue
in town for most of John Paul Pitts childhood. It was where he would
go for anything from shows to theatrical productions. It was just the
kind of exposure that showed him there was a whole world outside of
Florida, the kind of experience that would inform a twenty-one year
old student to drop out of school and start a band.
He did just that. Surfer Blood's rise was remarkable - and just recently
recounted in detail with the 10 year anniversary of their debut and
breakout album Astro Coast. A decade ago. That's a long time.
Where a lot can happen.
On May 1, 2020, Surfer Blood will release Carefree Theatre an album
that bring them full circle. Pitts returned to Florida, returned to Kanine
and created an album worth of short pop songs