Man, I’m kicking myself because I still haven’t gotten around to listening to Surf City’s sophomore effort, but if NYC is an indication, the album will be off the hook. I feel like that’s a massively incorrect descriptor for a band with a sound that recalls Pavement and Guided By Voices so readily, but I stick by my accusations. With ‘NYC’, Surf City have moved away from the post-modern shoegaze that they held so tightly on their debut, and have embraced slackerism and its birthplace, New York, with the kind of attitude that we all should. The result is a video and song that isn’t really about anything, yet manages to entrap your mind in a pit of lust like a horny hypnotist. With contemporaries like Virals and Reading Rainbow absolutely killing it, Surf City are still proving that they’re on top of their game, and one of the bands to watch.