Sunday, April 13, 2008

Nada Surf is Lucky

So Nada Surf did something really interesting with the liner notes for their latest album, Lucky. There are all of these lovely little quotes from various anonymous sources defining their luckiness. Says one quote:

"If you're reading this, there's a 99.9% chance you're lucky. To be able to rejoice in the medium of music, to be able to read, write and communicate in a number of ways... Most people don't think about these things, but our sheer healthy, privileged existence is the luckiest thing in the world."

And then there's a letter from lead singer Matthew Caws detailing the reasoning behind naming the album Lucky:

"From a zillion angles we are lucky, we should remember that we are, we need to be reminded that we are. If we forget, we have to be reminded again. The band is lucky. We're lucky to have each other. And off the record, we've all had some really rotten luck over the last few years, and still have to manage to get up in the morning and feel good. Not easy. But if you remember how lucky you are to have what you do have..."

In addition to all of this soul-searching, Lucky is a really fantastic album. Stream a live Nada Surf concert over at NPR's All Songs Considered.

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