Thursday, January 31, 2008

Nada Surf - Weight is a Gift + Bonus EP

Though it was poised for major-label alt-rock greatness in the late 1990s, Nada Surf truly hit a creative stride after signing to Barsuk Records in the early 2000s. Co-produced by Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla, THE WEIGHT IS A GIFT (2005) shows that indie status suits this Brooklyn trio just fine, as the band runs through an impressive set of highly melodic, guitar-driven songs.
Disc 1:
1.
Concrete Bed
2.
Do It Again
3.
Always Love
4.
What Is Your Secret?
5.
Your Legs Grow
6.
All Is A Game
7.
Blankest Year
8.
Comes A Time
9.
In The Mirror
10.
Armies Walk
11.
Imaginary Friends
DISC 2:
1.
From The Rooftop Down
2.
Fools
3.
Concrete Bed Original
4.
Au Fond Du Reve Dore


Initial pressings of THE WEIGHT IS A GIFT include a bonus CD featuring four non-album recordings.Nada Surf: Matthew Caws (vocals, guitar); Daniel Lorca (bass guitar); Ira Elliot (drums).Additional personnel: Coralie Clement, Lianne Smith (vocals).Recording information: Brooklyn, New York (2005).