New Nada Surf – “See These Bones”

In the two years since The Weight Is A Gift, Matthew Caws has popped up here and there, helping Adam Schlesinger and Iha on America, helping Rogue Wave on “Chicago X 12,” and most certainly helping other people on non-geographically themed musical projects. But enough of the cameos: Caws and Co. are months from releasing their fifth LP and third for Barsuk, LUCKY. Which means the buzz-building process begins now with a far-in-advance trial of LUCKY, “See These Bones.” No Chris Walla on production this time, but there’s still a Death Cab connection in the control room: The album’s helmed by both Nada and John Goodmanson (DCFC, Blonde Redhead, Sleater-Kinney), with guest performance from Ben Gibbard (among others, like John Roderick).

Track’s decent; it’s pretty and airy in that Nada Surf way, some nice transitions, a great bridge, etc. Fairly faint track to be the official leak, though, no?

Nada Surf – “See These Bones” (MP3)

LUCKY is out 2/5/08 on Barsuk. The tracklisting:

01 “Weightless”
02 “Whose Authority”
03 “Beautiful Beat”
04 “Here Goes Something”
05 “>From Now On”
06 “I Like What You Say”
07 “Ice on the Wing”
08 “The Film Did Not Go ‘Round”
09 “The Fox”
10 “Are You Lightning?”
11 “See These Bones”

Surf’s up:
10/13 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda?s
10/15 Columbus, OH Basement
10/16 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century
10/17 Louisville, KY Jim Porters
10/18 Indianapolis, IN Birdy?s
10/19 Chicago, IL Schubas
10/20 Chicago, IL Schubas
10/22 St. Louis, MO Gargoyle Club
10/23 Nashville, TN Exit Inn
10/24 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree
10/26 Tampa, FL State Theatre
10/27 St. Augustine, FL Café Eleven
10/29 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
10/30 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
10/31 Carrboro, NC Cat?s Cradle
11/01 Charlottesville, VA Satellite Ballroom ? UVA
11/02 Baltimore, MD 8 x 10
01/30 Seattle, WA The Triple Door (acoustic)
01/31 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge (acoustic)
02/02 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall (acoustic)
02/07 Brooklyn, NY The Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/08 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

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