In celebration of the 15th anniversary of their seminal album Let Go, Nada Surf are self-releasing Standing At The Gates: The Songs of Nada Surf's Let Go, a charity album featuring a diverse list of artists covering the record.
Live In Osimo (Cass, Album, Ltd). Almost Halloween Time, Analog Ghost Recordings.
20 years ago this Saturday, Barsuk Records was birthed into our collective music conscious and became a hallmark institution for indie rock in the Northwest and beyond. 15. Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter - Reckless Burning (2003 // bark030). It was a harrowing road the led David Bazan to Strange Negotiation.
Matthew Caws, singer of the US Nada Surf band performs during the Benicassim international music festival (FIB), one of Europe's biggest annual music gatherings, on July 17, 2008 in Benicasim.
For starters, it marked 10 years of some of the label’s biggest releases-Death Cab for Cutie’s massive Transatlanticism, The Long Winters’ When I Pretend to Fall, Nada Surf’s Let Go and Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter’s Reckless Burning. The album represented a bit of a rebirth for the New York band, which was expected to fizzle out after the one-off success of Popular in the ‘90s.
Barsuk Records 15th Anniversary Nov 7 - Nada Surf (playing Let Go), Mates of State, The Prom, Showbox at the Market, sold out Nov 8 - The Long Winters (playing When I Pretend To Fall), David Bazan, Chris Walla, Minor Alps, Sunset Valley, Neptune Theature, sold out Nov 9 - Phantogram, Menomena, Maps and Atlases, Yellow Ostrich, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Say.
Nada Surf, David Bazan. Wild Strawberries, The Commander Thinks Aloud. 6 5/8" Lathe Cut Single. Some of the recording artists mentioned in this list are no longer signed by Barsuk, including Death Cab For Cutie, Rilo Kiley and Smoosh. Death Cab For Cutie have signed to the major label Atlantic Records, but continue to release vinyl versions of their records through Barsuk.
There will also be a panel with some Barsuk label folks talking about 15 years of Barsuk records as well as performances from lots of Barsuk artists throughout the weekend including Ra Ra Riot, David Bazan, Mates of States and others. And while that is cool, that isn’t the coolest thing Barsuk is doing this year. Barsuk is having a 15-year anniversary party that will last four nights and stretch across multiple venues throughout Seattle later this year.