Posts Tagged ‘Nada Surf’

Ron Gallo Covers Nada Surf

Posted: January 10, 2018 in Indie, Music, Pop, Post Punk, Rock
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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.


best of the weekOur penultimate round up of the year of the best of the week’s new releases. This week eight tracks from indie rock to honky tonk to folk to psych rock.

  1. Margo Price – Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)
  2. Nada Surf – Believe You’re Mine
  3. La Sera – High Notes
  4. Matt Kivel – Jamie’s
  5. M. Ward – Girl From Conejo Valley
  6. Cheatahs – Freak Waves
  7. Dan Sartain – First Bloods
  8. Night Beats – No Cops










Free Nada Surf Sampler

Posted: June 2, 2012 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Rock

Free Nada Surf Sampler.Rightly or wrongly, we always view Nada Surf as one of the archetypal American alternative rock / college radio bands with their blend of melodic indie rock and power pop that finds them often compared to bands like The New Pornographers and Death Cab For Cutie.

Unbelievably they have been around since 1993, briefly tasting mainstream success with quirky hit Popular and have now released seven studio albums, the most recent being this year’s The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy, which has picked up a slew of good reviews for its sparkling guitar pop.

Now the band have made a free sampler available via Noisetrade – the eight tracks include two from their latest release as well as other gems and rarities from their extensive back catalogue.

Check out a couple of tasters below or pick up the whole thing for an exchange of an e-mail address from Noisetrade here.

Download Nada Surf – Waiting For Something mp3 (from Noisetrade Sampler, originally from The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy)

Download Nada Surf – Concrete Bed mp3 (from Noisetrade Sampler, originally from The Weight Is A Gift)