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Posted Apr 19th, 2013 (10:45 am) by Natalie Olivo

Florida indie-rock band Surfer Blood takes the “fantasizing-while-bored-at-work” scenario, injects it with some gritty grunge vibes, throws in some eighties cell phones and a devil costume, and voila – a bizarrely engaging music video.

We’ve all been there. Sitting in class, or at a work, and your mind starts wheeling with strange fantasies from the murky depths of your libido. In the music video for their aptly named track “Demon Dance,” Surfer Blood follows a fresh-faced security guard as he daydreams about his encounter with an alluring woman. The song is from Surfer Blood’s second album, Pythons, out on June 11 from Warner Brothers Records. It seems poised as a promising follow-up to Astro Coast, which despite getting recorded in a dorm room, led the band to a successful tour.

The video, directed by Malia James of the Dum Dum Girls , offers a visual tour of strange scenarios, including one where the band poses in scuba gear against a tinsel background. Singer-guitarist JP Pitts plays the security guard, who follows his fantasies from a warehouse to a high school dance. Pitts’s influences include Bedhead, Pavement and Yo La Tengo, though Surfer Blood manages to sway with its own indie rock sound.

Band member Thomas Fekete was quoted in Rolling Stone explaining how “the video was shot over the course of two days in an abandoned JC Penney on the outskirts of L.A[…]Anyone who grew up in Florida will tell you that shopping malls were a big part of their childhood.”

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