Brooklyn-based duo Surf Rock Is Dead is destroying friendships and 60’s-era subgenres just to build them back up on their upcoming EP We Have No Friends? due out Oct. 6 via The Native Sound.
The duo, Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg, has built a reputation for tongue-in-cheek commentary and in-jokes -- look no further than their name -- and their latest EP is no exception. The title of the project refers to the limiting effect on a social life of styaing committed to the music grind.
“We Have No Friends? is a commentary on the lives we lead,” the band tells Billboard. “New York City can be isolating and all inclusive simultaneously; choosing to jam-out with your band mates rather than making friends is just a small facet of the experience in a world where genuine connections with people are increasingly hard to find.”