Nude Beach – “See My Way” (Stereogum Premiere)
77, the forthcoming third album from the Brooklyn-based trio Nude Beach, is an 80-minute double album, a ridiculous thing from a band whose stock in trade is the short, shimmering old-school power-pop singalong. But judging by what we’ve heard from the album so far, that just means they’ll have time to pack in more hooks than anyone knows what to do with. “I Can’t Keep The Tears From Falling” and “For You,” the first two songs we’ve heard from the album, are both wildly catchy and confident windows-down gems, and you can say much the same about “See My Way,” the beautifully jangly nugget that you can hear below. Also below, read some words about the song from frontman Chuck Betz.
“See My Way” is a song we’ve been playing live for a couple of years and was a staple in our set during our tour opening for Roky Erickson. He never watched us but must’ve heard us at least a couple of times from back stage; one night at Lee’s Palace in Toronto he said he liked this song and told me to “have a nice day.” He hardly talked to us at all the few weeks that we were with them so it was pretty surreal.
77 is out 10/24 on Don Giovanni.