Spent the weekend in Henderson, Nev., with the in-laws, which allowed ample time in the car – two-hour delay at Hoover Dam! – for some intimate time with the iPod. That meant revisiting some of this year’s early releases, including Nada Surf’s Lucky.
I haven’t seen Lucky on many year-end lists, which seems criminal. All Nada Surf does is put out solid albums. There is nothing flashy or sexy about it … and that, sadly, seems to cost the group a little notoriety. Too bad. Lucky, released in February, likely will be overlooked by many 10 months later.
Clearly, fans have not overlooked the band, which just released a vinyl box set of all five albums (limited to 1,000 copies) that includes a download for 16 b-sides/rarities. Barsuk already is sold out of the collection, released Nov. 25. But the label has kindly provided one of the b-sides, No Quick Fix, from the Let Go era. Enjoy below.
Locally, check with Stinkweeds for a copy of the box set.