Record Label: Barsuk Records
CASSETTE STORE DAY 2018 RELEASE
Nada Surf and Barsuk Records are excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Nada Surf's seminal album 'Let Go' by releasing the album on cassette for the first time. Includes a download code for high resolution MP3s.
"Like their peers Weezer, Nada Surf have matured without all the negative aspects that might imply: flitting between driving power-pop, blue-skies post-grunge and acoustic rock balladry, Let Go is an enchanting and subtle album that consigns the band's curmudgeonly, satirical edge to the dumpster. It's often beautifully simple: the curious 'Blonde on Blonde' finds frontman Matthew Caws singing of listening to Bob Dylan on his headphones as he strolls in the rain, while 'Happy Kid' is a wide-eyed rollercoaster ride that boasts not a single cynical bone in its rosy, plump frame. Add this to the fact that there's some wry-but-muscular rock songs here that could take Rivers Cuomo on at his own game (see the fluorescent punk-pop rush of 'The Way You Wear Your Head') and it suddenly becomes clear that Nada Surf are far more than 'Popular' — they're a smart, alluring, attractive 21st century rock band that are so over high school it hurts." (Amazon.com)