New York power-pop heroes Nada Surf have been around a fair old while now (they have gleefully handing out sugary sweet guitar pop songs since the early 1990s), so it’s good to hear that they aren’t falling short of inspiration. ‘When I Was Young’ sees the band in retrospective mood, looking back over the days of their youth, whilst revelling in a musical maturity which spreads across an epic five minutes of melancholic longing for youthful languor. The track is taken from the band’s impending album The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy, which will be released on 23rd January 2012 courtesy of City Slang. Stream the track underneath:
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 smash, ‘Always Love’. The band will play at the Koko in London on February 8th 2012.