devinyl splits series

hi folks! i’m excited to tell you that i’m taking part in the DeVinyl Splits Series that kevin devine has put together, in which he and another artist cover one of each other’s songs. i was first up. considering all the riches on offer, i finally chose “fiscal cliff.” it’s a great take on a big and difficult subject and i was thrilled to have the opportunity to record it. kevin covered “inside of love.” i’ve heard it and it’s beautiful. i’m an enormous fan of kevin’s and feel lucky to also call him a friend, so this was a joy to do.

the 7″ can be pre-ordered now from bad timing records and will be available through all digital outlets on february 24

holland and france solo tour

hi friends

very happy to report that all the music on the new nada surf record is done! we’re really excited about it. it’s definitely our most varied album so far. most of the vocals are done too, but i still have a couple of songs to sing and there are some words missing here and there. as soon as that’s done, we’re ready to mix. no release date yet, but we’re in the home stretch and we’ll get it to you as soon as possible! Continue reading

Holiday Sale

We’re celebrating the holidays with a big sale at our merch store, offering a 20% discount on all items as well as a free “The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy” poster with all purchases.


We’re excited to announce the worldwide release on September 23 (September 19 in the EU/UK) of ‘B-Sides,’ which is exactly what the title says! It’s a digital collection of bonus material from our four previous studio albums, most of which has never been available digitally.

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Bumbershoot 2014

We’re excited to return to Seattle and play the Bumbershoot Festival on Monday, September 1 on the Fountain Lawn Stage!

Doug Gillard – Parade On

This Tuesday, April 8th, our own Nada Surf guitarist Doug Gillard releases his 3rd solo album “Parade On” on Nine Mile Records (vinyl LP & CDs available via,,, iTunes, your local record store, & Best Buy)

Catch Doug’s record release show, also on Tuesday 4/8, at Glasslands, 285 Kent, Brooklyn!

Here are great reviews of the record in AllMusic and The Big Takeover.


Minor Alps Announce UK/European Tour

April 23 ABC02 Glasgow, UK
April 24  The Roadhouse, Manchester, UK
April 25 Shacklewell Arms, London, UK
April 26 Bermuda Triangle, Brighton, UK
April 27  The Islington London, UK
April 28 Rotown, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
April 29 Kantine Berghain, Berlin, Germany
April 30 Prinzenbar, Hamburg, Germany
May 1 Vera, Groningen, The Netherlands
May 2 Ekko, Utrecht, The Netherlands
May 3 Luxor, Cologne, Germany
May 4 Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany
May 5 Kantine, Augsburg, Germany
May 6 Circolo Magnolia, Milano, Italy
May 7 Bleu Lézard, Lausanne, Switzerland
May 8 Komplex Klub, Zürich, Switzerland
May 9 Spielboden, Dornbirn, Austria
May 10 Frühlingserwachen, Bleiburg, Austria
May 11 Nu Spirit Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
May 13 La Rodia, Besançon, France
May 15 Sala Sol, Madrid, Spain
May 16 Café Azkena, Bilbao, Spain
May 17 Krakatoa, Bordeaux, France
May 19 Fleche D’Or, Paris, France


Minor Alps “Get There”


you can get in record stores!

you can get it online!

it really wants to be on your stereo.

spread the word if you dig it!

thank you as ever for listening.

Introducing Minor Alps

i’m very excited to announce that the album i’ve been working on with juliana hatfield is finished!

we are called minor alps and the record is called get there.

it will be released on october 29th on barsuk records in the US, ye olde records in the UK/EU, stopstart in australia, only in dreams in japan and inker in brazil. Continue reading

Barsuk’s Turning 15 and We’re Playing ‘Let Go’

Barsuk Records, our longtime US label, is throwing a big bash to celebrate 15 years in business, so we’ll be heading out to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to play ‘Let Go’ from start to finish. ‘Blizzard’ to ‘Paper.’ The show is November 7th at Showbox at The Market w/Mates of State, and some surprise guests. We know who they are, but have been sworn to secrecy. For info on tickets to this gig and the other exciting anniversary shows happening in Seattle that weekend, head to: Continue reading