"Mountain Smashers", by South Jersey Indie Rock/Punk outfit By Surprise is available now on Topshelf Records (US) and on Friend of Mine Records (Japan) and it is streaming in full below.
Indie band from New Jersey made up of Devin Carr, Pat Gartland, Dan Saraceni and Rob Wilcox. Began in late 2005/early 2006. Split 7” with Hightide Hotel now available on Runner Up Records.
Their new album “Mountain Smashers” was released on April 5th, 2011 by Topshelf Records.
Devin P. Carr
Patrick R. Gartland
Daniel J. Saraceni
Robert J. Wilcox
"By Surprise are one of my bands of the Year for sure. I cant stop listening to them. They are from New Jersey and they sound like an awesome mix of mid-west 90s emo ala The Get Up Kids and the Promise Ring. The vocals are raspy, the guitars are jangly and the songs are super catchy. I'm yet to see them live and really do hope they visit our little island one day. By Surprise have the most beautiful and clever lyrics and just plain rule. If you are currently loving Algernon Cadwallader then I'm 99.9% sure you will love this. Get Involved."
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