Nada Surf - John Vanderslice

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18/02/2022 - 18/02/2022

Nada Surf - John Vanderslice Nada Surf - John Vanderslice

Nada Surf is an American alternative rock group formed in 1992. The New York band consists of Matthew Caws (guitar, vocals), Ira Elliot (drums, vocals) and Daniel Lorca (bass, vocals).
The band is best known for the song “Popular” from their 1996 album High/Low. The song reached #11 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and propelled the album to #63 on the Billboard 200. Each of the verses in “Popular” are extracted from the 1964 guide “Penny’s Guide to Teen-Age Charm and Popularity” by former teen television actress Gloria Winters - and is sarcastically spoken - initially in a calm, deadpan voice that gradually builds Kinison-style in teen angst and rage.
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Born in Florida, John Vanderslice has built an impressive career in the music world. He’s a musician, songwriter, producer and sound technician, and also founded analogue record studio Tiny Telephone, a renowned studio which now has locations in San Francisco and the north of Oakland. Since 2014, he’s been a full-time producer there as well, producing for Frog Eyes, Samantha Crain and Grandaddy, among others. He has still found time through the years to create his own music as well, making 10 records, numerous EPs and remixes, and collaborating with The Mountain Goats, St. Vincent and Spoon. Influenced by artists like Death Cab for Cutie, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists and Okkervil River, Vanderslice makes experimental indierock infused with electronic bleeps. He’ll be presenting his most recent album ‘The Cedars’ at Botanique.

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