From top bands like Interpol to indie artists like Bear Hands, the ASP's broadcasts featured distinctive music alongside dramatic surfing in 2014. Soak up some of the sounds that created the backdrop for the year's biggest days, in the water and out.
Australian indie act Birds of Tokyo were part of the backdrop at Snapper Rocks with their track "Lanterns." Following two acclaimed albums, their self-titled third studio release spent over eight months in the Australian Top 20 and was certified double platinum.
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Bear Hands are a post-punk and indie rock band from New York. Formed in 2006, the band signed with Cantora Records in 2010 upon the release of its single, "What a Drag." After releasing their debut LP Burning Bush Supper Club in 2010, Bear Hands toured as the opening act for Passion Pit, Gza and We Were Promised Jetpacks.
Read the full setlist from Bells
Preservation Hall Jazz Band was named after the venue in New Orleans' French Quarter and the band is known for performing jazz in the city's famous style. The musicians in the group have varied during the years since the founding of the Hall in the early 1960s. The band performs at its namesake in the French Quarter and tours worldwide.
Full setlist from Rio
While the Top 17 battled at Honolua Bay, Switchfoot was among the bands whose music provided the backdrop. Their track, "Liberty," played in some of the Target Maui Pro highlights, and is part of ASP's Setlist from the event.
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Interpol made a splash when they arrived on the New York City music scene in 1997. With a sound similar to Joy Division and other post-punk bands, their debut album on 2002 sent them to the top of Pitchfork's favorite albums of the year, and to the Top 10 for Europe's, NME. "All the Rage Back Home" is off their latest album, "El Pintor," released in August.
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