'Weight Is a Gift' from Nada Surf


Set List

Songs Nada Surf plays for 'World Cafe':

  • "What Is Your Secret"
  • "Concrete Bed"
  • "Always Love"

The alternative rock trio Nada Surf has just released their fourth album to great critical acclaim. The Weight is a Gift was produced by Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla.

Nada Surf: Matthew Caws, Ira Elliot and Daniel Lorca.

hide captionNada Surf: Matthew Caws, Ira Elliot and Daniel Lorca.


The band has always had good luck with its producers: their debut, High/Low, was produced by Ric Ocasek in 1996. The record included the song "Popular," a wordy analysis of dealing with people — and the source of a hit video on MTV that year.

Nada Surf has maintained a steady pace of putting out sturdy, catchy pop songs. The Proximity Effect was released in 1998 despite being bogged down in a label conflict; The Weight is a Gift picks up where 2003's Let Go left off.



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