Andrew Perez 1 p.m., March 24
RIYL: The Cure, Interpol, U2, Coldplay, the Stills, Kings of Leon, Radiohead
Inception: San Diego, 2008
Influences: The Cure, Interpol, the Stills, U2, Kent, White Rose Movement
Formed in 2008, the Surrender is fronted by singer-songwriter Collin Elliott. After spending several years in the Los Angeles music scene, Elliott enlisted friends Neil Parek, Mike Balboa, and Shawn Dailey, returning to his San Diego hometown to launch the Surrender.
The band released its debut EP, Di Amor, in 2009, followed by a performance at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.
- Di Amor