New from Nada Surf: "See These Bones"
Hey, Friday afternoon inbox surprises don't get much better than this bolt out of the clear blue sky: a brand new song from New York trio Nada Surf!
"See These Bones" is a layered, lovely, mid-tempo tune that just builds and grows as it ambles along, with lots of backing vocal "oooooohs" and shimmery guitar melodies. This is the final track on their forthcoming 5th album LUCKY, which will be out on Barsuk Records on February 5, 2008.
It'll be the follow-up to 2005's elegant, eloquent, melodic indie-pop of The Weight Is A Gift. The new album features artists such as Ben Gibbard (who I think I hear on this track, no?), John Roderick of The Long Winters, Ed Harcourt, and guitarist Phil Wandscher of Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter (whom I will be seeing open for Josh Ritter this Thursday in Boulder). I am excited for this; the sample is a nice way to start the weekend.
See These Bones - Nada Surf
NADA SURF TOUR DATES (with Sea Wolf)
10/13 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
10/15 Columbus, OH - Basement
10/16 Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century
10/17 Louisville, KY - Jim Porters
10/18 Indianapolis, IN - Birdy’s
10/19 Chicago, IL - Schubas
10/20 Chicago, IL - Schubas
10/22 St. Louis, MO - Gargoyle Club
10/23 Nashville, TN - Exit Inn
10/24 Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree
10/26 Tampa, FL State - Theatre
10/27 St. Augustine, FL - Café Eleven
10/29 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
10/30 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
10/31 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
11/1 Charlottesville, VA - Satellite Ballroom – UVA
11/2 Baltimore, MD - 8 x 10
The week before the album comes out, they'll also play some fine little acoustic shows down the West Coast and then hop over to NYC:
1/30 Seattle, WA - The Triple Door (acoustic)
1/31 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (acoustic)
2/2 San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall (acoustic)
2/7 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
[photo credit Peter Ellenby]