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Nada Surf Reminds Itself to be Happynew

Matthew Caws speaks quietly at a measured pace, not unlike how he sings one of his ballads. A tender tone persists just this side of protected laziness -- he puts you at ease, even if he isn't.
Chicago Newcity  |  Tom Lynch  |  04-02-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Nada Surf Has Maturednew

Nada Surf continues to fill its second act with songs that are rarely too clever for their own good and that are never afraid to reach for genuine emotion.
Shepherd Express  |  Jon Gilbertson  |  03-28-2008  |  Reviews

Popular Sciencenew

Twelve years after the song "Popular" briefly gave them MTV popularity, Nada Surf is reaching a smaller, grassroots audience but has broadened its artistic canvas considerably.
San Antonio Current  |  Francesca Camillo  |  02-20-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Nada Surf Continues Perfecting Melancholy Popnew

2005's The Weight Is a Gift solidified the band's reputation as proprietors of crisp, complex pop.
Nashville Scene  |  Lee Stabert  |  10-19-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Head of the Classnew

Although it possesses a stubbornly optimistic core, The Weight is a Gift more often rumbles with varying degrees of betrayal, deception and heartache that sound like rather painful therapy sessions.
Riverfront Times  |  Annie Zaleski  |  02-13-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Pop Rocksnew

In 2005, pop music was rock music. Even the biggest top-40 starlets liked their guitars cranked up to a sassy 11. Here are the shiniest and catchiest of 2005's snap and fizz.
Dallas Observer  |  Annie Zaleski  |  12-29-2005  |  Reviews

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