Nada Surf drummer Ira Elliot spoke with the Cleveland Scene about the band’s emergence in 1996 with their signature hit ‘Popular’, only to subsequently fall off the map, get dropped by their label Elektra after their second album fizzled two years later, only to make a resurgence in 2002 with ‘Let Go’ on the indie label Barsuk. “To have the early success and then to rise from the ashes, in a manner of speaking — I’d say we’re all very proud with the arch of our career,” Elliot tells Andrew Clayman. “It’s really improbable. But it’s nice to know that good songwriting will always find fans over time. I think that’s why we’re in the position we’re in.” The full story at clevescene.com has since been removed/relocated.