Published Aug 14, 2015Nada Surf haven't released a proper album since 2012's The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy. They haven't been inactive, however; following last year's B-Sides collection, the long-running rock band have now unveiled a live album.
Live at the Neptune Theatre is out digitally today (August 14). The 21-track album was captured in March 2012 at Seattle's Neptune Theatre, with recording and mixing handled by returning collaborator John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie).
In addition to the digital version, a triple-LP pressing can be pre-ordered over on PledgeMusic. It will come in deluxe package with a poster, iron-on decal, eight-page photo book and temporary tattoo. It costs a rather hefty $94.58 USD ($124 CAD) and can be pre-ordered here. Buyers will get an instant download, with the vinyl expected to ship in early 2016.
According to an announcement, the recording was Goodmanson's idea. A few days before Nada Surf played at the Neptune, he "shared some insider information with the band about the venue: he happened to know that all the microphone wires in the Neptune went into a splitter box and a whole extra set headed down to the basement, which made it a perfect venue to set up gear to record a show. Would they like him to do that? The answer was yes!"
This is Nada Surf's second live album, following 2004's Live in Brussels. Stream the entire thing in the Spotify player below.