“Surf Wax America” was one of my favorite songs in middle school, and I, like so many others, listened to the Blue Album like it was my full time job during my early teenage years. So needless to say, I was stoked to see that one of my new favorite bands, You Blew It! are releasing a Blue Album tribute EP called “You Blue It.”
Frontman Tanner Jones had this to say about why they chose “Surf Wax America” as one of the covers for the EP:
“We chose “Surf Wax” because it’s a really great song, plain and simple. We didn’t want to do singles from the record, and luckily “Surf Wax” is one of those cuts that could have held its own as one, but seemed untouched enough to allow a fresh perspective on it. Not that we or any other band could, but we really didn’t want to try and out-do Weezer. Our goal was to add our touch to Blue, but first and foremost, we wanted pay tribute to the songs themselves in the most respectful way possible. “Surf Wax” is a great example of that I think.” (via Stereogum)
The EP will be released on 8/12 via Topshelf. Pre-order it here.