Nada Surf announces ‘Let Go’ covers album

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. To ring in the announcement, the band has shared Ron Gallo’s cover of “Happy Kid,” which is available to stream or embed HERE. The album features covers by Aimee Mann, Rogue Wave, Manchester Orchestra, Charly Bliss and more. The full track list can be found below. Standing At The Gates will be released digitally on February 2, 2018 and on CD on March 2, 2018. Nada Surf supports the ACLU and The Pablove Foundation.

Standing At The Gates: The Songs of Nada Surf’s Let Go track list:

1. Blizzard of ’77 (Manchester Orchestra)
2. Happy Kid (Ron Gallo)
3. Inside of Love (The Texas Gentlemen)
4. Fruit Fly (Ed Harcourt)
5. Blonde on Blonde (Rogue Wave)
6. Hi-Speed Soul (The Long Winters)
7. Killian’s Red (Holly Miranda)
8. The Way You Wear Your Head (Charly Bliss)
9. Neither Heaven Nor Space (William Tyler)
10. La Pour Ca (Adia Victoria)
11. Treading Water (Eyelids)
12. Paper Boats (Aimee Mann)
13. No Quick Fix (Victoria Bergsman)

Nada Surf is also slated to tour in celebration of Let Go‘s 15th anniversary. The shows are billed as ‘An Evening with Nada Surf, Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Let Go.’ The band will perform Let Go, take a break, and return for a second set. There will be no support on these shows. The full list of Let Go tour dates can be found below.

Originally released in 2003, Let Go had different track listings in the US and UK/EU. This compilation features the US track listing and includes “No Quick Fix” (recorded by Victoria Bergsman of Taken by Trees/The Concretes), a song that  appeared only on the initial UK/EU release.  “Neither Heaven Nor Space” wasn’t included on the initial release in the UK/EU.

Let Go was heralded by the music press (except for Pitchfork, which gave the album a 3.8/10), and is recognized for rejuvenating the band’s career after an awkward parting with their initial label, Elektra Records.

Let Go tour dates:

3.07.2018 – Black Cat – Washington, DC

3.08.2018 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY

3.09.2018 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA

3.10.2018 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

3.11.2018 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON

3.13.2018 – Metro – Chicago, IL

3.14.2018 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN

5.9.2018 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
5.10.2018 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
5.11.2018 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
5.12.2018 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
5.14.2018 – Belly Up – San Diego, CA
5.17.2018 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
5.18.2018 – 3Ten at ACL – Austin, TX
5.21.2018 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA

5.22.2018 – The Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN

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