In celebration of the 15th anniversary of their seminal album Let Go, Nada Surf are self-releasing Standing At The Gates: The Songs of Nada Surf’s Let Go, a charity album featuring a diverse list of artists covering the record including Aimee Mann, Rogue Wave, Ed Harcourt, Manchester Orchestra, Charly Bliss, Holly Miranda, Adia Victoria, and more.
To ring in the announcement, the band has shared Ron Gallo’s cover of Happy Kid. Of his version, he says, “I first heard Nada Surf on a mix CD a friend made me in high school that was pretty life-changing. It was 20+ songs from bands I had never heard of before. It opened the door to “underground” or “indie” music for me, and also the door to actually good songs being written by weirdos in the present day, which I didn’t know existed from listening to mostly south jersey pop-punk and hardcore music. I’m pretty sure it was the song “Paper Boats” from Let Go. I really sucked at making music back then so it’s cool to have this resurface many years later and be able to be apart of the compilation.”
Listen below. The album is out digitally on the 2nd February and on CD a month later.