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Nada Surf

Founded in 1992, Nada Surf (Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca, Ira Elliot, and their longtime friend and collaborator, Louie Lino) 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 Caws' ongoing growth as both songwriter and human being. 2018 saw the New York City-based band celebrating the 15th anniversary of their seminal Barsuk Records debut album, Let Go. In addition, Nada Surf recently marked the 20th anniversary of 1999's North 6th Street, a long-unavailable collection of early demos recorded upon the band's initial formation, by making it available on digital services for the first time. Never Not Together follows 2016's acclaimed eighth studio recording, You Know Who You Are, and live album, Peaceful Ghosts (recorded alongside Vienna's ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra and Potsdam's renowned Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg).

Nada Surf "So Much Love" video and contest

Today, Nada Surf has released a new video for "So Much Love" from their new LP, Never Not Together. The video was directed by Michael Arthur, and it's available here. "Since we had only a few days to make the video for 'So Much Love,' we tried to keep it simple, focussing on the band, alone in the dark and gradually expanding the vision to a cosmic sense of love and hope," Arthur said. "We went in not really knowing what we were doing, but staying open to the idea of this expansive love and the collaborative spirit of all involved."

The band is also excited to announce the "So Much Love" fan video contest in partnership with Fender Guitars, open to anyone who wants to make their own "So Much Love" music video, expressing what the song means to them. Interested directors can download hi-resolution audio here.

"I've described this song so many different ways," recalls Matthew Caws. "It's about good will between people, it's about our ability to find positivity even while in difficult circumstances, about seeing beauty everywhere by working to reframe our judgement. We're good at feeling good and we're good at feeling bad and we can spend a lifetime navigating that. All this is why it would be so exciting for us to see your interpretation of the song!"

The band will select one entry as the winning video and promote that video via their socials and web site. In addition, the winner will receive a Fender Player Telecaster from Fender Guitars and a selection of merchandise and vinyl from Nada Surf. Fans and video makers interested in submitting their work must post their work on YouTube on or before April 30th with the hashtag #SoMuchLove.

"I've always believed that how someone hears a song is just as valid as what the writer was feeling when they wrote it," says Caws. "If it makes you want to make something, please do, we'd be thrilled!" 25 Feb 2020



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Zurich SWITZERLAND  @ Dynamo 

11 Sep  

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14 Sep  

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15 Sep  

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