Surfer Blood is a band formed in 2009 in the city of West Palm Beach, Florida by John Paul Pitts (vocals, guitar), Tyler Schwarz (drums) and Thomas Fekete (guitar). The band's first single, "Swim", was highly commented, being ranked in the top 100 songs of 2009 by the Pitchfork website.
In April 2015, Thomas Fekete's departure from the band for the treatment of a rare type of cancer was announced. The following month the band's third album, 1000 Palms, came out. In October 2015, Kevin Williams, bassist, left the band. Lindsey Mills was the replacement.