October 12, 2007

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 РCaf̩ 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]

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5 Comments »

  • Thanks HB !
    Going to see Nada Surf tomorrow. I’m excited. This song’s good but a little more low key than I’d expected for a first taste.

    See Wolf’s not on the Philly bill anymore, not sure about the rest of the tour. They’re playing their own headliner here.

    NYC’s awesome Jealous Girlfriends are opening in Philly.

    p.s. nada nada in my inbox :(

    -tom — October 12, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

  • Wow, this is such a gorgeous song, and for my two cents a good one to release as a taster for the album. It’s a slow-burn number that will get into people’s heads.

    Dan — October 13, 2007 @ 4:24 am

  • Thanks for the song. This makes me even more excited to see them in St. Augustine.

    brian s. — October 13, 2007 @ 10:43 pm

  • This song is amazing. At first listen
    i thought it was good but knew it would only get better after many plays later because thats what i expect from nada surf :)

    amazing song though!

    Jacob — October 15, 2007 @ 4:31 pm

  • My. God. This band just keeps getting better. Thanks for this song, it’s gorgeous.

    Anonymous — October 17, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

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