Nada Surf is the rare band that had a major hit that did not define it.
The band might be known to some for its MTV Hit “Popular,” but the group has a dedicated fanbase which has kept it thriving, albeit on the edge of the mainstream. Now, following the release of its album You Know Who You Are earlier this year, New Nada Surf has a new live album ‘Peaceful Ghosts (Live with Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg).
Peaceful Ghosts came about after front man Matthew Caws received a surprise email asking about a potential collaborative project from FM4. A little over a year later, the result is a beautiful record, showcasing a completely new side to the alt-rock four-piece. The depth added by the orchestra only strengthens the power and majesty of Nada Surf’s recognisable sound. ‘Peaceful Ghosts’ was recorded across two live performances in Vienna & Potsdam and the ‘Out of the Dark’ video is a montage of photos taken during part of the album’s recording in Vienna.
About Nada Surf’s Peaceful Ghosts
On Peaceful Ghosts, the orchestrations cover a broad stylistic range, James Bond at one extreme and joy and wonder of Walt Disney at the other, with a whole range of surprises in between. Classics such as the delicate melancholy of “Blonde On Blonde” unfold to surprising new places with soaring countermelodies, while new favorites from You Know Who You Are, including “Rushing” and “Out of the Dark”, showcase the power and majesty of the original without losing the lyrical and musical subtlety that has become the hallmark of Nada Surf for the past 20 years.