Nada Surf

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bark122: Nada Surf / The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

“When I Was Young”


VIDEOS:When I Was Young

bark70: Nada Surf / Lucky bark151: Nada Surf / B-Sides

Lucky

“See These Bones”


B-Sides

"Did you ever, as a kid, want to crawl into the speakers?" asks Nada Surf singer-guitarist Matthew Caws. "I did — here was OK, but there was much better." And that's pretty much what Nada Surf is all about — Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca, and drummer Ira Elliot are in love with the way rock music can transport you to a new and wonderful place in a beguiling rush of beats, chords, hooks and words. And they do it 10 times over on their brilliant sixth album, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy.

Before, Nada Surf albums simply took on the character of the songs that the band came up with at the time. This one was different — there was a plan. "We've always played faster and a little harder live," Caws says, "but we'd play so carefully in the studio. So with this album, we made a conscious decision to preserve what it felt like in the practice room, when you play with that new-song energy. Just embrace it and not worry whether we’re overdoing it, kind of get all the thinking out of the way."

The stars has a somewhat more optimistic, more outward-looking tone than previous Nada Surf albums. On the yearning waiting for something, Caws sings, "This new peace/ I can feel it now," and that serenity — and not anger — is actually what fueled the music's extra kick.

The stars are indifferent to astronomy continues the notion of music as an alternative reality, and songs as things you can keep by your side for inspiration and support. Which is what makes Nada Surf a truly beloved band.

Nada Surf to release compilation of rarities 04 Sep 2014

Barsuk Records is excited to announce the release of the Nada Surf digital rarities collection, B-Sides, on September 23rd. B-Sides consists of previously unreleased tracks and bonus material from the band's four previous studio albums (Let Go, The Weight Is A Gift, Lucky, and The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy), many of which have never been available digitally in the US.

In celebration of the announcement, Nada Surf premiered the song "No Quick Fix" on PASTE today. "No Quick Fix" was on the original UK/EU version of the band's seminal 2002 release Let Go and has never before been released in North America.

upcoming shows

23 Sep

BROOKLYN, NY · Rough Trade
SOLD OUT, all-ages