Nada Surf - Peaceful Ghosts
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Tracklist

  1. Comes a Time (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:19
  2. Believe You're Mine (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 04:47
  3. Beautiful Beat (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:52
  4. Blizzard of '77 (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 02:59
  5. Rushing (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 04:48
  6. The Fox (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:31
  7. Blonde On Blonde (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:01
  8. 80 Windows (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:03
  9. Inside of Love (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:42
  10. Out of the Dark (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 03:56
  11. When I Was Young (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:46
  12. Animal (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 06:37
  13. Are You Lightning? (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:41

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Tour Dates

  • Feb 1
    Melkweg
    - Amsterdam, NL
  • Feb 2
    Het Depot
    - Leuven, BE
  • Feb 3
    L'Aeronef
    - Lille, FR
  • Feb 4
    La Sirene
    - La Rochelle, FR
  • Feb 5
    Cabaret Sauvage
    - Paris, FR
  • Feb 6
    Le Chabada
    - Angers, FR
  • Feb 8
    La Laiterie
    - Strasbourg, FR
  • Feb 9
    L’Epicerie Moderne
    - Feyzin (Lyon), FR
  • Feb 11
    Le Bikini
    - Ramonville-St-Agne, FR
  • Feb 15
    Teatro Barcelo
    - Madrid, ES
  • Feb 17
    Sala Inn
    - La Coruna, ES
  • Apr 5
    Tunnel Club
    - Milano, IT
  • Apr 6
    Dynamo
    - Zurich, CH
  • Apr 7
    WUK - Werkstätten und Kulturhaus
    - Vienna, AUT
  • Apr 9
    Muffathalle
    - Munich, DE
  • Apr 10
    Stollwerck
    - Cologne, DE
  • Apr 11
    Huxley's Neue Welt
    - Berlin, DE
  • Apr 12
    Gruenspan
    - Hamburg, DE
  • Apr 12
    Pumpehuset
    - Copenhagen, DK
  • Apr 14
    John Dee
    - Oslo, NO
  • Apr 15
    Pustervik
    - Gothenburg, SE
  • Apr 18
    Dome
    - London, UK
  • Apr 19
    Gorilla
    - Manchester, UK
  • Apr 20
    Fleece
    - Bristol, UK
  • Apr 21
    Whelan's
    - Dublin, IE

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Nada Surf - Peaceful Ghosts

Nada Surf Peaceful Ghosts

October 28, 2016 | Slang50108

In the summer of 2015, Matthew Caws – the singer/guitarist of Nada Surf – was sitting at his kitchen table in Brooklyn frantically writing what would become Nada Surf’s seventh album, the critically acclaimed You Know Who You Are (Feb’ 2016), when an email arrived that would delight and terrify him. Once a year, FM4 in Austria chooses an artist for a national orchestral concert that’s broadcast across the country, and they reached out to Nada Surf asking if the band would like to be the next. Soon after receiving the FM4 request, the band secured a similar offer from Radio Eins in Berlin to perform live on air with the Babelsberg Film Orchestra, which derives its name from and is affiliated with the legendary Babelsberg Studios where notable films such as Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse and The Blue Angel were made.

Nada Surf asked their good friend, multi-instrumentalist Martin Wenk, whose own band Calexico had done the FM4 Vienna Radio Symphony concert in 2013, to oversee the details with composer Max Knuth, while the band focused on putting the finishing touches on You Know Who You Are.

On Peaceful Ghosts, the orchestrations cover a broad stylistic range, James Bond at one extreme and joy and wonder of Walt Disney at the other, with a whole range of surprises in between. Classics such as the delicate melancholy of “Blonde On Blonde” unfold to surprising new places with soaring countermelodies, while new favorites from You Know Who You Are, including “Rushing” and “Out of the Dark”, showcase the power and majesty of the original without losing the lyrical and musical subtlety that has become the hallmark of Nada Surf for the past twenty years.

Tracklist

  1. Comes a Time (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:19
  2. Believe You're Mine (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 04:47
  3. Beautiful Beat (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:52
  4. Blizzard of '77 (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 02:59
  5. Rushing (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 04:48
  6. The Fox (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:31
  7. Blonde On Blonde (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:01
  8. 80 Windows (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:03
  9. Inside of Love (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:42
  10. Out of the Dark (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 03:56
  11. When I Was Young (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:46
  12. Animal (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 06:37
  13. Are You Lightning? (Live with Babelsberg Film Orchestra) 05:41

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