ITEM! The Nada Surf +3 EP is now available, and has been for a couple weeks! You can order a physical copy on vinyl or CD by visiting the label that pays us, Latest Flame Records. Or, if you believe physical media is dead, dead, dead, and only want to download the mp3s, you can do that by visiting our Bandcamp page and giving us $5. Fun fact about the download (which is also available for free when you buy the vinyl): there are secret bonus songs in the download NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE. So suck on that, nutley.
People really like Nada Surf +3, by the way. AV Club Milwaukee:
If anything, frantic tracks like “Minotaur Documentation” and epic centerpiece “All Hail Magnets” push farther into cacophony than anything the band has previously recorded, and the blistering, trebly production perfectly captures the energy of a HiFi live show... in terms of visceral impact, this is the band’s most powerful work yet. Whatever this record lacks in cohesiveness, it makes up for with ingenious songs.
It might be a credit to the Hi-Fi and a warning to any prospective listeners that a couple of times over the week I was forced to remove the headphones from my ears because it felt like my brain was being microwaved. The sound of the record is so trebly that it occasionally resembles some kind of aural collage of white noise, which remarkably only endears me to what amounts to some of the band’s most immediately memorable songs. In fact, the best moments are when the quartet more or less abandon their slender regard for the listener’s ears and add more and more layers of heavily processed insanity, burying their surprisingly potent vocal melodies in a wash of Day-Glo green distortion.
Yes, the songs go essentially at one collective speed and volume: Rip your head off. But it’s called noise rock for cripe’s sake – you’re not signing up for ballads. They’re making seriously fun music that says something important disguised as something harmless and full of taglines...If you’re looking for something you can have on in the background while you read or try to sleep, this isn’t it. But if you’re looking for an album where hard work and a love for the music the band makes comes through, Nada Surf EP +3 is a good place to start.
(By the way, PM posted an interview they did with us back in October...check it out:)
Forget how the word 'punk' is mostly used these days. You'll find no buzzy yet warm guitar melodies here, nor any raw yet sentimental vocals or nostalgic songs about hometowns, best friends, ex-girlfriends etc. What you'll get is a truck load of noisy feedback, distortion and discord, crashing drums and tuneless yelling, delivered with no hint of relent or compromise whatsoever.
Order it, crank it, love it.
Meanwhile, gear up for Sexy Results: Cedar Block's Dig for the Higgs and How the Quest Was Won at Turner Hall on Saturday, February 18! Join us, Lunaversol9, Buffalo, Lisa Gatewood, Picobots, and many many more as we attempt to use art, multimedia, and music to solve the question of Life, the Universe, and Everything by discovering the elusive Higgs Boson with our art. And watch our Bandcamp on that same day to download the following companion EP:
More shows coming after that, including shows with our labelmates Police Teeth and Nervous Curtains in March and April! Holy frijoles!