A Double Dose of Nada Surf’s New Music This WeekendSeptember 15th, 2016
Matthew Caws (vocals and guitar) and Daniel Lorca (bass) met in school in New York City and formed Nada Surf in the early ’90s. Drummer Ira Elliott joined in 1995, and the trio’s first LP, High/Low (stream it below), arrived the following year, with lead single “Popular” quickly becoming a big hit. Nada Surf (above, playing “Believe You’re Mine” live in studio for KEXP FM) became a four-piece in 2012 with the addition of former Guided by Voices guitarist Doug Gillard (“The veteran player adds so much more punch and beauty to Nada Surf,” per Paste), the same year their previous album, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, came out. The band’s newest full-length, You Know Who You Are (stream it below), was released this past March. “It’s as perfect a pop album as you’re going to get this year,” gushed Paste. “Savor every last bit of it.” And before hitting the road to tour through December, Nada Surf stay home to play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday and The Bowery Ballroom on Sunday.