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.
Nada Surf are out with the video to their new single ‘Whose Authority’, from the Brooklyn, New York alternative rock band’s fifth studio album ‘Lucky’, out now on Barsuk Records. Watch it below.
Rock acts on television this week include We Are Scientists, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday; ‘American Idol’ season four runner-up Bo Bice, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; Nada Surf, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Wednesday; Fall Out Boy, who visit ‘Total Request Live’ on Thursday; and 311, who perform on ‘Last Call’ on Friday.
Rock acts on television this week include Gogol Bordello, who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Tuesday; Nickelback, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Wednesday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday; Keane, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Wednesday; former The Cars singer Ric Ocasek, who performs on ‘Late Night’ on Thursday; Nada Surf, who perform on ‘Late Night’ on Friday; and the New Pornographers, who perform on ‘Last Call’ on Friday.
Nada Surf are out with the video to their new single ‘Always Love’, from their new album ‘The Weight is a Gift’, due out Tuesday (September 13). Watch it online below.
Rock acts on television this week include Nada Surf, who perform on Last Call with Carson Daly on Tuesday; Rancid, who perform on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on Tuesday; Maroon 5, who perform on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday; Stereophonics, who perform on the Sharon Osbourne Show on Tuesday and Last Call with Carson Daly on Wednesday; Eve 6, who perform on the Sharon Osbourne Show on Wednesday; R.E.M., who perform on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday; Fuel, who perform on the Late Late Show on Thursday and Last Call on Friday; Staind, who perform on Late Night on Thursday; Pete Yorn, who performs on the Late Late Show on Friday; Pennywise, who perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday.
Shane Moritz of Australia’s Beat magazine caught up with Nada Surf drummer Ira Elliot who says the band gets a real buzz from the studio and it shows. “We wanted to make something that sounded really beautiful coming out of the speakers,” he said regarding their new album ‘Let Go’. “Something you wanted to listen to over and over again.”
After Nada Surf was dumped by Elektra, singer-guitarist Matthew Caws earned his keep by working at a NYC record store. He tells Jason Anderson of the Toronto Eye that it was the little things that kept the group going. “I’d check a message board in the morning before going into the store,” said Caws, “and for five minutes I’d remember, ‘Oh, there actually are people hoping we’ll make another record.’ It was easy to forget.” Now the group is back with ‘Let Go’, getting positive reviews from the press. Eye.net has since removed the article.
When Matthew Caws started writing songs for Nada Surf’s new album, Let Go (Barsuk), he discovered it was the little things in life that were inspiring him the most. “Everyday things were interesting me a lot,” the singer/guitarist tells Guitar World, “‘Cause that’s all you have, really. You can think in the big picture, but you live in the little picture.” Guitarworld.com has since removed the article.