Nada Surf

Nada Surf's eighth record, You Know Who You Are, was produced by long-time comrade Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording in Hoboken, NJ. The album marks the band's first as an official quartet with the core unit — singer/songwriter/guitarist Matthew Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca and drummer Ira Elliot — joined by indie rock gunslinger Doug Gillard on guitar.

Nada Surf has always been a quintessential New York band, wielding big guitars and heart-on-sleeve lyrics, fueled by artistic ambition, casual cool, and sarcastic smarts. Founded in 1992, Nada Surf has only grown more creative and resourceful as time has marched on, each consecutive release notable for the quality of its craft as well as singer/guitarist Caws' ongoing growth as both songwriter and human being. Brimming with midlife wisdom and teenage vigor, You Know Who You Are may well be the most representative collection of Nada Surf's two decade career, capturing in its 10 tracks every beloved facet of the band while also pushing those sounds towards whatever comes next.

Nada Surf announces new live album 13 Sep 2016

Following the release of their album You Know Who You Are earlier this year, New York-based Nada Surf are set to release a new live album entitled Peaceful Ghosts Live With Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, which is due out Oct 28th.

Peaceful Ghosts came about after Nada Surf frontman and main songwriter Matthew Caws received a surprise email asking about a potential collaborative orchestral project with the Austrian national radio station FM4. A little over a year later, the result is a beautiful recording, culled from two live performances in Vienna and Potsdam early this summer, that covers a broad stylistic range, from James Bond at one extreme to the joy and wonder of Walt Disney at the other, with a whole range of surprises in between. Classics such as the delicate melancholy of "Blonde On Blonde" unfold to surprising new places with soaring countermelodies, while new favorites from You Know Who You Are, including "Rushing" and "Out of the Dark", showcase the power and majesty of the original without losing the lyrical and musical subtlety that has become the hallmark of Nada Surf for the past twenty years.


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You Know Who You Are

“Believe You're Mine”

VIDEOS:Cold To See Clear”   “Rushing

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The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

“When I Was Young”


“See These Bones”

upcoming shows

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17 Sep

BROOKLYN, NY · Music Hall of Williamsburg

18 Sep

NEW YORK, NY · Bowery Ballroom

20 Sep

PORTSMOUTH, NH · 3S Art Space 

22 Sep

COLUMBUS, OH · A&R Music Bar

23 Sep

CLEVELAND, OH · Beachland Ballroom

24 Sep

FERNDALE, MI · The Loving Touch

25 Sep

CINCINNATI, OH · Midpoint Music Festival 

26 Sep

ST. LOUIS, MO · Old Rock House

29 Sep

NASHVILLE, TN · Mercy Lounge