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NEWS: Nada Surf announce new live album ‘Peaceful Ghosts’

New York icons Nada Surf released their latest album You Know Who You Are earlier in the year, but are already gearing up for another release.  Their next LP will be a live album entitled Peaceful Ghosts (Live with Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg), due out on 28th October via City Slang.  The record came about after frontman Matthew Caws received an unexpected email asking about a potential collaboration from FM4. The result is a collection that shows off a different side to the band, with the orchestra boosting their sound.

The group soon received a similar offer from Radio Eins in Berlin to perform live on air with the Babelsberg Film Orchestra, who derive their name from the Babelberg Studios where Metropolis and The Blue Angel were made.  Caws explains: “If we said yes, we’d have to choose a composer to write the parts and then decide which songs he or she should write for.  We’d have to decide these things soon.  Well, that was out of the question […]  Deciding what kind of Thai curry take-away I should get that evening was about as distant a decision as I could imagine, while the small matters of which songs would go on the new Nada Surf record, who would mix them, what the album would be called and what the final verse of the song I was working on right then would be, loomed ahead.  I would try and answer these questions after that curry, but making decisions about a concert months later was more than I could handle.”

Listen to ‘Out of the Dark’ with the Babelsberg Film Orchestra below.

Photo credit: Ingo Pertramer

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