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Nada Surf performs a live acoustic set from the Bumbershoot Music Lounge on 9/1/2014 courtesy of KEXP 90.3 FM

I like electrified Nada Surf, but I love acoustic Nada Surf.

Set list:

  • Jules and Jim
  • 80 Windows
  • Concrete Bed
  • What Is Your Secret? (guest background vocals by John Roderick)
  • See These Bones
  • When I Was Young

Nada Surf performs “What Is Your Secret?” with John Roderick on backup vocals live at Bumbershoot in Seattle on 9/1/2014

Nada Surf performs “Waiting for Something” live at Amoeba Music on January 30, 2012

Nada Surf - “Jules and Jim”

I simply love Matthew Caws’ voice.

From the YouTube video description:

The music video for the song Jules and Jim was filmed over the span of several months on location in Arch Cape, Oregon and inside a historic house in Providence, Rhode Island. It gently alludes to the classic French New Wave film of the same name. The video brings you into the dreamlike world of three characters who are both intertwined and isolated and into three different worlds which are also intertwined and yet isolated. The different perspectives of both the three characters and the three worlds seek to evoke the ever changing feelings and roller coaster ride that comes from being a rational being crazy in love - desire, jealousy, security, ecstasy, sadness, beauty and the like, and yet to be able to see clearly outside ones own feelings. The sets are either actual outdoor settings or were composed from organic materials and found objects. The characters were made from found objects, wire, and Sculpey.

The film was directed, animated and edited by Rachel Chaiya Blumberg. This is her second music video. In addition to film making she is also a painter and a musician.

Nada Surf performs “Waiting for Something” live on KEXP from The Triple Door on 2/2/2012

Finally. Last one.

Again, a hat tip goes to Merlin for turning me onto this excellent concert. Watch the full performance, or dig into the individual clips.

Nada Surf performs “When I Was Young” live on KEXP from The Triple Door on 2/2/2012

… and yes, more. I promise I’ll stop soon.

Nada Surf performs “See These Bones” live on KEXP from The Triple Door on 2/2/2012

…and more…

Nada Surf performs “Whose Authority” live on KEXP from The Triple Door on 2/2/2012

More Nada Surf goodness…

To make a mountain of your life is just a choice.
Nada Surf - “Always Love” (The Weight Is A Gift, 2005)

Nada Surf performs “Always Love” live on KEXP from The Triple Door on 2/2/2012

Hate will get you every time

Thanks to Merlin for turning me on to the videos of this performance. Excellent stuff!

Nada Surf performs “Clear Eye Clouded Mind” live on KEXP from The Triple Door on 2/2/2012


What a terrific song.


Nada Surf - “Waiting for Something”