Peaceful Ghosts Live With Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg

bark165: Nada Surf / Peaceful Ghosts Live With Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg

bark165 · 2XLP / CD / DIGITAL
Barsuk Records · October 2016

1.
Comes A Time
2.
Believe You're Mine
3.
Beautiful Beat
4.
Blizzard Of '77
5.
Rushing
6.
The Fox
7.
Blonde On Blonde
8.
80 Windows
9.
Inside Of Love
10.
Out Of The Dark
11.
When I Was Young
12.
Animal
13.
Are You Lightning?

Peaceful Ghosts Live With Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg 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.

You Know Who You Are

bark161: Nada Surf / You Know Who You Are

bark161 · CD / DIGITAL / LP
Barsuk Records · March 2016

1.
Cold To See Clear
2.
Believe You're Mine
3.
Friend Hospital
4.
New Bird
5.
Out Of The Dark
6.
Rushing
7.
Animal
8.
You Know Who You Are
9.
Gold Sounds
10.
Victory's Yours

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.

Listen to "Believe You're Mine" here.

Customers outside the US can order the album from CitySlang.

B-Sides

bark151: Nada Surf / B-Sides

bark151 · DIGITAL
Barsuk Records · September 2014

1.
No Quick Fix
2.
From The Rooftop Down
3.
Fools
4.
Concrete Bed Original
5.
Au Fond du Rêve Doré
6.
Whose Authority (acoustic)
7.
I Like What You Say (acoustic)
8.
I Wanna Take You Home
9.
Everyone's On Tour
10.
Je t'attendais
11.
The Future (acoustic)
12.
Looking Through (acoustic)
13.
When I Was Young (acoustic)
14.
Waiting For Something (acoustic)
15.
Clear Eye Clouded Mind (acoustic)

A compilation of digital rarities, which includes tracks that had previously only been available on limited-edition CDs, including a few excellent covers and tracks that were previously unreleased in the US.

The Dulcitone Files

bark122: Nada Surf / The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

bark122.5 · DIGITAL
Barsuk Records · March 2012

1.
Looking Through (acoustic)
2.
When I Was Young (acoustic)
3.
Waiting For Something (acoustic)
4.
Clear Eye Clouded Mind (acoustic)

This EP is a culmination of stripped-down, highlight tracks from the band's album, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy.

The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

bark122: Nada Surf / The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

bark122 · CD / DIGITAL / LP
Barsuk Records · January 2012

1.
Clear Eye Clouded Mind
2.
Waiting For Something
3.
When I Was Young
4.
Jules And Jim
5.
The Moon Is Calling
6.
Teenage Dreams
7.
Looking Through
8.
Let The Fight Do The Fighting
9.
No Snow On The Mountain
10.
The Future

"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.

ALSO: The Dulcitone Files, a beautifully recorded set of stripped-down acoustic versions of songs from The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy — originally available on an extremely limited basis at indie retailers — is now available at digital retailers everywhere.

The Moon Is Calling

bark112: Nada Surf / The Moon Is Calling

bark112 · 7"
Barsuk Records · April 2011

1.
The Moon Is Calling (Demo)
2.
You're Going To Miss The Wood (Demo)

Two demos of songs to be included on Nada Surf's next full-length, presented on 7" vinyl for Record Store Day 2011. Available April 16th at record stores across the globe.

Vinyl Box Set 1994-2008

bark78: Nada Surf / Vinyl Box Set 1994-2008

bark78 · VINYL BOX SET
Barsuk Records · November 2008

OUT OF STOCK! We've sold through all the copies we have, but you can still purchase the box set from independent retailers across the US. We also have some of the band's albums as individual LPs (see the album cover links below).


Deluxe career-spanning vinyl box set includes:

  • All five full-length studio LPs including Elektra debut high/low (available on vinyl exclusively in this box set), the proximity effect, let go, the weight is a gift, and lucky.
  • Repressing of the band's long out-of-print debut 7" single the plan/telescope.
  • 24-page full-color 12"x12" booklet which includes lyrics for all of the LPs, exclusive photos and tour poster reproductions.
  • Single-use full-album MP3 download codes for the proximity effect, let go, the weight is a gift, and lucky. PLUS a very special bonus download folder with 16 b-sides and rarities!!!
  • Box set is numbered and strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide.

Myspace Transmissions

bark70.5 · CD / DIGITAL
Barsuk Records · April 2008

1.
Whose Authority (live)
2.
Always Love (live)
3.
I Like What You Say (live)
4.
Blizzard of '77 (live)
5.
See These Bones (live)
6.
Happy Kid (live)
7.
Here Goes Something (live)

Limited edition CD with live in-studio performances of seven great Nada Surf tunes.

Lucky

bark70: Nada Surf / Lucky

bark70 · CD / DIGITAL / DOUBLE CD / LP
Barsuk Records · February 2008

1.
See These Bones
2.
Whose Authority
3.
Beautiful Beat
4.
Here Goes Something
5.
Weightless
6.
Are You Lightning?
7.
I Like What You Say
8.
From Now On
9.
Ice On The Wing
10.
The Fox
11.
The Film Did Not Go 'Round

Lucky, the title of Nada Surf's fifth album, is at once literal and ironic. Like the songs that singer-guitarist Matthew Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca and drummer Ira Elliot crafted for their previous two albums, Let Go (2003) and The Weight Is A Gift (2005), Lucky is filled with images of restlessness, longing and the elusiveness of love. Yet the band counterbalances the lyrical bittersweetness with a musical buoyancy. Intimate songs become in-it-together anthems, thanks to the chiming guitars, propulsive rhythms, and the emotional candor in Caws' vocals. A song like beautiful beat segues from a sparsely arranged, confessional first verse into a harmony-laden chorus and reaches multi-layered, canon-like proportions before the track fades out. If Caws is often suggesting that romance and resolution may still be an inch or two out of reach, he's also proffering immediate musical solace. Turn up the volume, hit the repeat button, and your troubles, for a blissful three minutes or so, will disappear.

Kexp Acoustic Session Live At The Triple Door

bark55: Nada Surf / Kexp Acoustic Session Live At The Triple Door

bark55 · DIGITAL
Barsuk Records · May 2006

1.
Blonde On Blonde (live)
2.
Always Love (live)
3.
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (live)
4.
Killian's Red (live)
5.
Imaginary Friends (live)

An iTunes exclusive digital release, featuring five live tracks taken from a KEXP acoustic session (produced by KEXP Radio Seattle and the Triple Door on February 26, 2006).

The Weight Is A Gift

bark46: Nada Surf / The Weight Is A Gift

bark46 · CD / DIGITAL / DOUBLE CD / LP
Barsuk Records · September 2005
sbr018 · LP
Sonic Boom Recordings · November 2005

1.
Concrete Bed
2.
Do It Again
3.
Always Love
4.
What Is Your Secret
5.
Your Legs Grow
6.
All Is A Game
7.
Blankest Year
8.
Comes A Time
9.
In The Mirror
10.
Armies Walk
11.
Imaginary Friends

Vinyl version now available!

Here it is. Barsuk is proud to bring you The Weight Is A Gift, Nada Surf's sharp, compact, and brilliant follow-up to their acclaimed 2003 masterpiece Let Go. After two years of touring the world, our heroes Matthew, Daniel and Ira returned to the studio with producer Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, The Thermals) and, after some additional time working at home in NYC, have delivered a perfect pop album sure to alleviate the growing breathless anticipation among both longterm fans and recent converts.

Let Go

bark29: Nada Surf / Let Go

bark29 · 2XLP / CD / DIGITAL
Barsuk Records · February 2003

1.
Blizzard of ' 77
2.
Happy Kid
3.
Inside Of Love
4.
Fruit Fly
5.
Blonde On Blonde
6.
Hi-Speed Soul
7.
Killian's Red
8.
The Way You Wear Your Head
9.
Neither Heaven Nor Space
10.
La Pour Ca
11.
Treading Water
12.
Paper Boats

"Like their peers Weezer, Nada Surf have matured without all the negative aspects that might imply: flitting between driving power-pop, blue-skies post-grunge and acoustic rock balladry, Let Go is an enchanting and subtle album that consigns the band's curmudgeonly, satirical edge to the dumpster. It's often beautifully simple: the curious "Blonde on Blonde" finds frontman Matthew Caws singing of listening to Bob Dylan on his headphones as he strolls in the rain, while "Happy Kid" is a wide-eyed rollercoaster ride that boasts not a single cynical bone in its rosy, plump frame. Add this to the fact that there's some wry-but-muscular rock songs here that could take Rivers Cuomo on at his own game (see the fluorescent punk-pop rush of "The Way You Wear Your Head") and it suddenly becomes clear that Nada Surf are far more than "Popular"--they're a smart, alluring, attractive 21st century rock band that are so over high school it hurts." (Amazon.com)

If I Had A Hi-Fi

mdv02: Nada Surf / If I Had A Hi-Fi

mdv02 · 2XLP / CD
Mardev Records · June 2010

1.
Electrocution
2.
Enjoy The Silence
3.
Love Goes On!
4.
Janine
5.
You Were So Warm
6.
Love And Anger
7.
Agony Of Laffitte
8.
Bye Bye Beaute
9.
Question
10.
Bright Side
11.
Evolution
12.
I Remembered What I Was Going To Say

Nada Surf bring their trademark sense of harmony and musical craftsmanship to 12 of their favorite songs with their new release, if i had a hi-fi, the band's first album of covers.

Live In Brussels

mdv05: Nada Surf / Live In Brussels

mdv05 · CD
Mardev Records · March 2004

1.
Blizzard Of '77
2.
Treading Water
3.
Ice Box
4.
Amateur
5.
Inside Of Love
6.
Killian's Red
7.
Hi-Speed Soul
8.
Happy Kid
9.
Fruit Fly
10.
80 Windows
11.
Bacardi
12.
Stalemate
13.
Robot
14.
Blonde On Blonde
15.
Popular
16.
The Way You Wear Your Head

The Proximity Effect

mardev002: Nada Surf / The Proximity Effect

mardev002 · CD / LP
Mardev Records · January 1998

1.
Hyperspace
2.
Amateur
3.
80 Windows
4.
Mother's Day
5.
Troublemaker
6.
Bacardi
7.
Bad Best Friend
8.
Dispossession
9.
The Voices
10.
Firecracker
11.
Slow Down
12.
Robot
13.
Silent Fighting
14.
Spooky
15.
++Bonus: Firecracker Video

Nada Surf released their sophomore album The Proximity Effect in 1998, but due to some major label nonsense, it did not receive the attention it deserved. The band is trying to fix that by re-releasing this gem of a record, and you should make sure not to miss it this time.

With The Proximity Effect, Nada Surf set out to make a "good" record and ended up, in their own inimitable way, making a great one. One that didn't wedge itself in any particular subgenre, and, like all great rock records, one that wasn't trying to be anything except what it was: a collection of intelligent songs dealing with break-ups and showdowns, getting drunk and getting over it, fixing yourself for the last time and meeting yourself for the first. The album is built of indelible melodies and heart-stopping choruses that won't leave your head for days. hyperspace, amateur and bad best friend have the stand-out hooks, but there isn't an average song to be found in the bunch � they all just get better with every listen � and with the gravity-defying 80 windows, Nada Surf wrote themselves a genuine classic.

Karmic EP

hss1023: Nada Surf / Karmic EP

hss1023 · CD-EP / LP
Hi-Speed Soul · June 2007

1.
Telescope
2.
Sea Knows When
3.
Everybody Lies
4.
Treehouse
5.
Nothing

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Minor AlpsGet There

bark139: Minor Alps / Get There

bark139 · CD / DIGITAL / LP
Barsuk Records · October 2013

1.
Buried Plans
2.
I Don't Know What To Do With My Hands
3.
Far From The Roses
4.
If I Wanted Trouble
5.
Maxon
6.
Wish You Were Upstairs
7.
Mixed Feelings
8.
Radio Static
9.
Lonely Low
10.
Waiting For You
11.
Away Again

Get There is the debut collaborative album from accomplished musicians Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws. Over the last two decades, both have carved out long-lasting — and strikingly independent — careers within a dependably fickle music business, Caws with his now 20-year-old New York City group Nada Surf, and Hatfield with the Boston-reared Blake Babies, the Juliana Hatfield Three, Some Girls, as well as a number of releases under her own name. Along with sharing lead vocals and writing credit on all of Get There's eleven tracks, Matthew and Juliana played every instrument beside the drums, conjuring up an ever-shifting range of sounds and feelings. It's not just the timbre of the voices and the shared vision of their musical explorations, but the emotional tone of Caws and Hatfield's songs and lyrics that blends so seamlessly. Their attraction to themes of restless solitude and constant longing have always been a compelling part of their individual repertoires, and Minor Alps expresses an ageless existential yearning tempered by hard-fought wisdom, maturity, or maybe just acceptance of certain eternal truths.