Beautiful beat lift me up from distress

Photography by Reilly Photography (aka Jerk With A Camera)

While we may be experiencing our coldest day yet this winter, my ears are soaking in the warmth of Nada Surf’s latest, Lucky. I really didn’t have any expectations about this, my memory puts them (probably rather unfairly and definitely inaccurately, but the brain is a many-splintered wonder, ain’t it?) in the same category as Ozma, Nerf Herder, Rooney, and other Weezer knock-offs.

Well no more Nada Surf! You are now you’re own entity in my head! yay!

The albums literally soaks your brain in warm fuzziness, like a comfort blanket while sitting on the beach by the fire as the night sky shows itself. Only the slightest remnants of the day bring light to the bottom of the sky…. Between the beautiful vocal harmonies, to each sweet strum of the guitars, to Matthew’s easy voice, it’s like Matthew Sweet on 100% Fun, only later in the day. I’ll tell you, on this chilly Monday, it’s a welcome feeling. The songs speak of loneliness and longing, but the music makes you believe it’s all going to be alright. And ya know, it really is, because the sky is perfect tonight…


Nada Surf – See These Bones
Nada Surf – Whose Authority
Nada Surf – Beautiful Beat

Beautiful beat
get me out of

this mess…

beautiful beat
lift me up
from distress…

Nada Surf – Here Goes Something

Go show Nada Surf some of your love here, here, and here now!

1 comment for “Beautiful beat lift me up from distress

  1. In Transit
    January 25, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Great post! Love the new songs, especially “Beautiful Beat”

    Listening to “Let Go” a few years back completely changed how I thought of these guys.

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