To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its original release today, we announce news of the vinyl reissue of Let Go, the acclaimed third album from Nada Surf, out 19th August. This will be the first time Let Go has appeared on Heavenly vinyl.
Let Go was the third album by the acclaimed New York trio – Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca and Ira Eliot. By the time it was released on Heavenly in the summer of 2002, the band had already witnessed a good deal of the highs and lows of the music industry, having had a breakout MTV hit before being dropped by their US label and having to go back to 9 to 5 jobs. Sessions were entirely self-funded, with the band paying the producers in dollar bills earned from the merch table at their shows.
When a cassette of the album initially arrived at Heavenly, it was with no preconceptions, just a “you’ll like this” nod from a mutual friend. And they were right. Let Go is a power pop masterpiece – all soaring melody and closing time melancholy. It quickly became the soundtrack to day and night in the office and on release picked up glowing reviews from Q (“melodic… mature… intelligent… wistful” 4), Rolling Stone (“Nada Surf show enough smarts and panache to leave most of their Nineties-rock peers eating hot dust” 4) and Entertainment Weekly (“a comeback effort that grows more popular with each spin”).
Twenty years on, Let Go is getting its first ever vinyl release on Heavenly. This new cut reinstates the UK tracklisting over four sides of vinyl.
NADA SURF TOUR DATES
November 27th – London – Garage
November 28th – Glasgow – St Luke’s
November 29th – Bristol – Fleece
November 30th – Manchester – AC3
December 1st – Dublin – Button Factory
December 2st – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
TICKETS available here.