In fall of 2007 I had just started working at a college radio station and fancied myself somewhat of a music connoisseur. I was required by the station to play one local band, and I plucked an album, chose a track and clicked play. That fine day is when my love affair with Surrogate officially began.
 
  
 
This band is the prefect blend indie pop and folk, with a side of quick–witted lyrical genius. With two full-length albums already under their belt, these guys are delivering again with a new EP, titled Diamonds and Pearls. I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of their new EP, and boy, it does not disappoint.
  
 
The CD opens with the beautifully melodic “Pearl,” and the tune “Old Life” has quickly become a staple in daily music playlists. Really, the whole EP is excellently crafted and composed and I give it a 9/10. It’s great to see such an amazing band progressively get better and better with age.
 
 Diamonds and Pearls EP will be released on iTunes this Friday, and let me tell you, this is a must have for your music library. 
 
Check out more Surrogate on their facebook page and hear some tunes on purevolume.