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Monday, 25 June 2012 16:45

Nada Surf 6/25/12

Matthew Caws Matthew Caws Kelsey McClure
Written by Dani Kinnison
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  • Date Recorded: June 25, 2012
  • Artist / Band: Nada Surf
  • Hosting Show: Gold Soundz
  • Sound: Dan Kinney

Quintessential alternative rockers Nada Surf epitomize that genre with driving drum beats, levitating guitar melodies and unifying bass lines.

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After forming in 1992 and gaining critical attention and acclaim with the song "Popular" in 1996, Nada Surf released its seventh album, "The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy," earlier this year. On the album, it can be heard that Nada Surf has refined and perfected the mastering of their craft without sounding manufactured or uniform.

Listeners who have followed Nada Surf since the '90s and new listeners alike will take note of the tightness in cohesion between Ira Elliot's drumming, Matthew Caws' vocals and guitar and Daniel Lorca's bass playing on "The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy," especially on songs like "Let the Fight do the Fighting" and "Teenage Dreams."

Nada Surf plays four songs from the new record for this session. On "Looking Through," upbeat guitar pulsations back Caws' begging of the question, "Are you dancing at all / you better start dancing," while "The Future" and "Waiting for Something" make great cases for layered guitar work to add texture to the musical backdrop of both songs. Closing out the session with "Jules and Jim," Nada Surf keep up the tempo without missing a beat.

All photos by Kelsey McClure. See more at her Flickr page.

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