City Slang are excited to announce the release of Nada Surf's first album of new material in four years! "The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy" will be released 23rd January 2012. A first glimpse of the record comes as a free download of the stunning 5:18 min opus grande and instant classic, “When I Was Young”, which you can download at the link below…
'The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy’ is NADA SURF’s sixth studio album, and third for City Slang, following the highly-successful and critically-lauded 'The Weight is a Gift' (2005), 'Lucky' (2007) and their self-released covers record 'If I Had A HiFi’ (2010) that was intended to be only available at shows but forced into normal retail by popular demand.
NADA SURF’s lineup for 15 years has been and still is Matthew Caws (vocals, guitar), Daniel Lorca (bass) and Ira Elliot (drums), though this time rounf, they invited guitarist Doug Gillard (Guided by Voices) to join in the recording process as well as a certain increasingly prolific Martin Wenk of Calexico fame. Chris Shaw (Wilco, Brendan Benson and Super Furry Animals) was brought in to produce and record, having worked with the band before when he mixed their 2005 hit, “Always Love.”
“We've always played faster and a little harder live," Caws says, "but we'd play so carefully in the studio. So with this album, we made a conscious decision to preserve what it felt like in the practice room, when you play with that new-song energy. Just embrace it and not worry whether we’re overdoing it, kind of get all the thinking out of the way."