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Nada Surf announce new album, new MP3, shows

DOWNLOAD: Nada Surf – “When I Was Young” (MP3)

Nada Surf at Rebel NYC in 2010 (more by David Andrako)
Nada Surf

Nada Surf are releasing their sixth album of original material, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy on January 24 in the US. The album was produced by Chris Shaw (Super Furry Animals, Wilco) and features guitar contributions by Doug Gillard (formerly of Guided by Voices), who also played on Nada Surf’s 2010 cover album, If I Had A Hi-Fi. You can download the album’s single, “When I Was Young,” at the top of this post and check out the artwork below.

Nada Surf are touring internationally in support of the album in early 2012. Only a few US dates have been announced at the moment, and one of them is in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on January 24, the day of the album’s US release. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/28) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/26) at noon.

All dates and album artwork below…


The Stars

“We’ve always played faster and a little harder live,” Caws says, “but we’d play so carefully in the studio. So with this album, we made a conscious decision to preserve what it felt like in the practice room, when you play with that new-song energy. Just embrace it and not worry whether we’re overdoing it, kind of get all the thinking out of the way.”

Nada Surf — 2011/2012 Tour Dates
Nov 12 Weissenhaeuser Strand Lubeck, Germany
Nov 16 Matthew Caws solo–Forum Stadtpark–Matthew Caws solo Graz, Austria
Nov 17 Matthew Caws solo-Weekender Club Innsbruck, Austria
Nov 18 Slide and Sound festival Martigny, Switzerland
Nov 19 Matthew Caws solo-Cinezone Krems, Austria
Jan 24 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Jan 28 4th and B Concert Theatre San Diego, CA
Feb 02 The Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
Feb 07 King Tuts Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 08 KOKO London, United Kingdom
Feb 10 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 11 Le Splendid Lille, France
Feb 12 AB Box Brussels, Belgium
Feb 14 Le Bataclan Paris, France
Feb 15 Le Krakatoa Bordeaux, France
Feb 16 Le Bikini Toulouse, France
Feb 17 Capitol Santiago De Compostela, Spain
Feb 18 La Riviera Madrid, Spain
Feb 19 Razmatazz 2 Barcelona, Spain
Feb 20 Le Transbordeur Lyon, France
Feb 22 Posthof Linz, Austria
Feb 24 Komplex Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 25 Backstage Werk Munich, Germany
Feb 26 Huxley’s Berlin, Germany
Feb 27 Markthalle Hamburg, Germany
Feb 28 Life Music Hall Cologne, Germany

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