It’s with gratitude and happiness that we announce the winner of the ‘So Much Love’ fan video contest – teenager Theo Erz from Portland, OR made a lovely, upbeat pandemic-influenced homage to his home town’s vibrant spirit. Thanks to Theo, thanks to Fender for providing the prize Player Telecaster, and thanks to all who entered the contest!
Watch it here
Check out the new video for ‘So Much Love’ here:
And today we’re announcing a fan video contest for the track.
“I’ve described this song so many different ways. It’s about good will between people, it’s about our ability to find positivity even while in difficult circumstances, about seeing beauty everywhere by working to reframe our judgement. We’re good at feeling good and we’re good at feeling bad and we can spend a lifetime navigating that. All this is why it would be so exciting for us to see your interpretation of the song!”
The band will select one entry as the winning video and promote that video via their socials and web site. In addition, the winner will receive a Fender Player Telecaster from Fender Guitars and a selection of merchandise and vinyl from Nada Surf. Fans and video makers interested in submitting their work must post their work on YouTube on or before April 30th with the hashtag #SoMuchLove.
“I’ve always believed that how someone hears a song is just as valid as what the writer was feeling when they wrote it. If it makes you want to make something, please do, we’d be thrilled!”
We’re over the moon about the announce of our new album ‘Never Not Together’ out February 7th on Barsuk / City Slang Records. You can preorder the album and listen to the first single ‘Something I Should Do’ here: nadasurf.lnk.to/nevernottogether
Never Not Together Track Listing:
1. So Much Love
2. Come Get Me
3. Live Learn and Forget
4. Just Wait
5. Something I Should Do
6. Looking For You
7. Crowded Star
9. Ride In The Unknown
May / June tour dates – on sale Friday, November 22
21 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
22 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
25 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
26 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
27 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
30 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
2 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
3 – Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barn
4 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
5 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
6 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
7 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Bag
We’re excited to announce our Spring 2020 UK / EU tour dates. Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 3rd at 11am CET. More dates will be announced soon.
25 Feb Cambridge, UK J2
27 Feb Cologne, DE Live Music Hall
04 Mar Valencia, ES Sala Moon
05 Mar Murcia, ES Sala REM
06 Mar Madrid, ES La Riviera
07 Mar Bilbao, ES Antxokia
08 Mar Pamplona, ES Zentral
12 Mar London, UK Electric Ballroom
13 Mar Manchester, UK Academy 3
14 Mar Dublin, IE Button Factory
15 Mar Glasgow, UK St Luke’s
01 Apr Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
02 Apr Brussels, BE Orangerie Botanique
03 Apr Hannover, DE Swiss Life Hall*
04 Apr Leipzig, DE Haus Auensee*
05 Apr Vienna, AT Arena
06 Apr Stuttgart, DE Wizemann
07 Apr Milan, IT Santeria Toscana
08 Apr Zurich, CH Dynamo
09 Apr Munich, DE Mufatthalle
10 Apr Berlin, DE Columbiahalle*
11 Apr Berlin, DE Metropol
12 Apr Hamburg, DE Fabrik
14 Apr Stockholm, SW Nalen
15 Apr Oslo, NO John Dee
16 Apr Copenhagen, DK Vega
17 Apr Bremen, DK Pier 2*
18 Apr Dortmund, DE Warsteiner MH*
* Special Guests of Madsen
Photo: Annie Dressner
After a long break from the road we’re excited to announce our first US tour in 2020.
We’ll be joined by some great support acts including Apex Manor, Aaron Lee Tasjan (solo) and Lees of Memory.
A fan pre-sale begins Wednesday at 11am local venue time (password: NADASURF), and general on-sale is Friday at 11am local venue time.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Ticket info: http://bit.ly/2xmBVsR
Photo credit: Annie Dressner
The band will be featured in an audience taping of public radio’s ‘Full Disclosure’ — recording an interview with host Roben Farzad with a full performance to follow at Richmond, VA’s historic venue The National on Sunday, November 10th.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 28th at 12pm EST.
Ticket Link: https://www.axs.com/artists/105889/nada-surf-tickets
Stream/Download the track here: https://lnk.to/SongforCongress
hello friends, we have a new song to share. it’s different in its intent from anything else we’ve done and i’d like to tell you a little about it: when I read last year about the inhumane and needless separation of families at the border, i was shocked, it was almost too awful to think about. i called my representatives and left messages, but i wished there was something more i could do. a thought occurred to me: what if I could speak directly to congress through a song? i don’t write political songs often — they’re hard to pull off and can feel futile — and the idea of a senator or congressperson actually hearing it was a total moonshot, but once i had the idea i thought it was worth trying. Continue reading
in 1999, we put together a cd called “North 6th Street” to sell on tour. it was named after the street in brooklyn where we first got together. it has our first singles, some 8-track demos we made in our practice space, some alternate versions, french versions, a couple of unreleased songs and a cover. it has sold out and been re-pressed a few times over the years, but today, for its 20th birthday, we’re finally releasing it digitally!
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2ts5vMV
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2BDawah Continue reading
i’ve been a huge fan of john davis as an artist and a person ever since superdrag and nada surf toured together when we were both starting out. his new band The Lees Of Memory is incredible. i’ve been wanting to write a song with john for ages. well, we finally did and it’s out today. it’s called “We Are In The Wild And We Are Home.” we’re very excited for you to hear it, here’s where you can find it:
Spotify | iTunes | Apple Music | Amazon
As part of the “Let Go” 15th anniversary we’re releasing “Standing at the Gates: The Songs of Nada Surf’s Let Go,” an album benefitting the ACLU and The Pablove Foundation (which helps children with cancer). The album features covers by an incredible group of artists including Ron Gallo, Aimee Mann, Manchester Orchestra, Ed Harcourt, Rogue Wave and many more. A full track listing is below.
The digital release is February 2, and the CD will be available March 2. Continue reading
Earlier this month we stopped by @KEXP for an interview and performed all of ‘Let Go.’ You can watch it here: http://bit.ly/2sy2ABF
Matthew also discussed each track on the album, and the interview can be read here: http://bit.ly/2J1IACo
Happy digital release day to “Standing at the Gates: The Songs of Nada Surf’s Let Go” Links below!
Thank you to all the artists for being part of this record. We’re so knocked out by these versions.
- Blizzard of ‘77 (Manchester Orchestra)
- Happy Kid (Ron Gallo)
- Inside of Love (The Texas Gentlemen)
- Fruit Fly (Ed Harcourt)
- Blonde on Blonde (Rogue Wave)
- Hi-Speed Soul (The Long Winters)
- Killian’s Red (Holly Miranda)
- The Way You Wear Your Head (Charly Bliss)
- Neither Heaven Nor Space (William Tyler)
- La Pour Ca (Adia Victoria)
- Treading Water (Eyelids)
- Paper Boats (Aimee Mann)
- No Quick Fix (Victoria Bergsman)
Proceeds go to the ACLU and The Pablove Foundation.