Review : NADA SURF - The Weight Is A Gift
Bullz-eyeNada Surf is one of those bands that was signed to a major label, and got released from their contract due to corporate dumbasses thinking they knew more than the band. “Bring this back when you have a single,” said Elektra Records of the album The Proximity Effect, in 1998. The band refused, was dropped, and went on to release the album on their own to the delight of their fans and even critics in the states and overseas....full text
Drowned in soundThere's a time for playing it cool and keeping your mouth shut. There's also a time for running down the street, feet pounding and head thumping with the sheer sense of freedom as you leave buildings, cars and people behind. From the opening head rush chords of 'Concrete Bed', The Weight Is A Gift sneaks into the subconscious, shocking every dejected brain cell into a sense of possibility and forcing it to gravitate towards the light....full text
AversionOutside of a small handful of pop fiends who lapped up Nada Surf’s indie pop for the past six years and will quite willingly corner unaware passers-by to preach the love for the band, Nada Surf’s still best remembered for its 1996 fluke hit “Popular,” a deadpan shot at the emptiness of the high-school A-list....full text
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