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Nada Surf

Happy release day Nada Surf! The new live LP ‘Peaceful Ghosts (Live with Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg)’ is out now everywhere!

Nada Surf are on tour in Europe through to December - all tourdates in our tourdates section

More info on the release after the jump, but first, take a listen to this work of orchestral wonder:

 

In the summer of 2015, Matthew Caws – the singer/guitarist of Nada Surf – was sitting at his kitchen table in Brooklyn frantically writing what would become Nada Surf’s seventh album, the critically acclaimed You Know Who You Are (Feb’ 2016), when an email arrived that would delight and terrify him. Once a year, FM4 in Austria chooses an artist for a national orchestral concert that’s broadcast across the country, and they reached out to Nada Surf asking if the band would like to be the next. Soon after receiving the FM4 request, the band secured a similar offer from Radio Eins in Berlin to perform live on air with the Babelsberg Film Orchestra, which derives its name from and is affiliated with the legendary Babelsberg Studios where notable films such as Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse and The Blue Angel were made.

Nada Surf asked their good friend, multi-instrumentalist Martin Wenk, whose own band Calexico had done the FM4 Vienna Radio Symphony concert in 2013, to oversee the details with composer Max Knuth, while the band focused on putting the finishing touches on You Know Who You Are.

On Peaceful Ghosts, the orchestrations cover a broad stylistic range, James Bond at one extreme and joy and wonder of Walt Disney at the other, with a whole range of surprises in between. Classics such as the delicate melancholy of “Blonde On Blonde” unfold to surprising new places with soaring countermelodies, while new favorites from You Know Who You Are, including “Rushing” and “Out of the Dark”, showcase the power and majesty of the original without losing the lyrical and musical subtlety that has become the hallmark of Nada Surf for the past twenty years.



Very happy and proud to reveal this Nada Surf treasure "Peaceful Ghosts". The live album was recorded this summer when the band performed two exclusive radio concerts with symphonic orchestras in Vienna and Potsdam.

Nada Surf - Peaceful Ghosts - is available October 28th on CD, ltd. 2LP & digital - pre-order here

Very happy and proud to reveal this Nada Surf treasure "Peaceful Ghosts". The live album was recorded this summer when the band performed two exclusive radio concerts with symphonic orchestras in Vienna and Potsdam.

Nada Surf - Peaceful Ghosts - is available October 28th on CD, ltd. 2LP & digital - pre-order here



Ahead of tomorrow's album release, Nada Surf have unveiled a touching new video for the song “Rushing”.

The clip was shot in Paris, written and directed by Emilie and Sarah Barbault, produced by Fastpod, and stars Nada Surf singer/songwriter/guitarist Matthew Caws along with our swoonsome young lovers Angélica Sarre and Vincent Paquot: