Reno’s favorite DIY band Surf Curse returned home from L.A. with a new album in tow. Nothing Yet is Surf Curse’s second full-length album released in January 2017. Nothing Yet is stylistically similar to previous releases Buds and Sad Boys, but not in a way that caused fans to cringe in disappointment. The album is fraught with Surf Curse’s famous surf-punk riffs and catchy lyrics.
Surf Curse headlined a sold-out show at the Holland Project on Feb. 4, 2017 with local bands Snack and Royal Noble. Snack hit the stage first, playing favorites including “Leave Me Babe,” and “Yellow Fever.” Bella Crawford and Liz Ramos first hit Reno’s music scene almost a year ago when they played at the Holland Project’s Young Blood Showcase, which features up-and-coming artists under 21 years old. Within the past year, the duo have rapidly gained a following in Reno through their honest lyrics, fun stage presence and bratty surf-punk.
Bella Crawford of Reno’s Snack. Photo courtesy of the Holland Project’s Flickr.
Liz Ramos of Snack. Photo courtesy of the Holland Project’s Flickr.
Justin of Royal Noble followed Snack in his typical unassuming fashion. Royal Noble has played shows with Surf Curse as far back as 2012, when a lesser-known Mac Demarco hit the Holland Project stage.
Justin Craperi of Royal Noble, courtesy of the Holland Project’s Flickr.
As Royal Noble played on the first Saturday of February, more and more people joined the audience. Soon enough, the show was sold-out. As Royal Noble finished their well-received set, the crowd started buzzing. While everyone had just seen Surf Curse back in December, it would be the first time hearing parts of the new album, Nothing Yet, live.
Jacob Rubeck of L.A.-based Surf Curse. Photo courtesy of the Holland Project’s Flickr.
Surf Curse played a variety of old hits–“Freaks,” and “Ponyboy”–intermixed with new hits from Nothing Yet. “All is Lost,” “Christine F” were among the new tracks that had everyone dancing in a crowded bunch at the Holland Project. As always, Surf Curse played an enthusiastic set that left the crowd eager for another song to dance to. Until next time, “surf’s up” Surf Curse.
Special thank you to the amazing photographers down at the Holland Project.