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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 debut single "Song for Congress"

Nada Surf have shared a video for the stand-alone single "Song for Congress", available now at digital services everywhere. Matthew Caws, front man for the critically acclaimed New York trio, says, "I've written a few political songs over the years but most of them have remained in a desk drawer unfinished – they're hard to write and can feel futile. But when I read about the separation of families at the US-Mexico border, I felt compelled to try again. Like most people learning of the tragic situation there, I was outraged and upset. After calling the offices of my state representatives and leaving messages urging them to take some kind of action, I wished there was something more I could do. A thought occurred to me: what if I could speak directly to a congressperson or senator through a song? I knew that anyone on Capitol Hill actually hearing it was a moonshot, but I also knew that music can travel in unexpected ways and that it was at least worth trying."

Caws has posted more about the process of writing the song, the experience of touring the Capitol building with former House Speaker John Boehner's Deputy Chief of Staff, his "long American roots" (as he refers to in the song) and his thoughts on living through these tumultuous times on the band's social media accounts, which you can read here. 27 Mar 2019

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bark161: Nada Surf / You Know Who You Are
  • Believe You're Mine
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bark122: Nada Surf / The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy
  • When I Was Young
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upcoming shows

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Barcelona SPAIN  @ Sala Upload 

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