What should I say to you?

Florida beach-rockers Surfer Blood clearly abide by the mantra, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” “Miranda” is the first sliver of fuzzy guitars and plush melody from the band’s upcoming four-track EP Tarot Classics. It’s clear that Surfer Blood aren’t trying to reinvent themselves after 2010’s Astro Coast, but I don’t think anyone’s going to complain.

There’s something equally troubling and sympathetic in singer John Paul Pitts’s reverb-soaked detachment as he laments being let down by the titular Miranda for a countless time, but the song’s steady up-tempo rhythm and crisp guitar fills leave the sensation of something better on the horizon. That or Pitts’s voice just makes me think he doesn’t really give a shit about Miranda in the end, he just likes to riff.

Tarot Classics is out 25 October on Kanine Records. (via Stereogum)

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