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The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy [Digipak]
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Album: The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Clear Eye Clouded Mind
2)    Waiting For Something
3)    When I Was Young
4)    Jules and Jim
5)    Moon is Calling, The
6)    Teenage Dreams
7)    Looking Through
8)    Let the Fight Do the Fighting
9)    No Snow On the Mountain
10)    Future, The
 

Album: The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Clear Eye Clouded Mind
2)    Waiting For Something
3)    When I Was Young
4)    Jules and Jim
5)    Moon is Calling, The
6)    Teenage Dreams
7)    Looking Through
8)    Let the Fight Do the Fighting
9)    No Snow On the Mountain
10)    Future, The
 
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  • Personnel: Chris Shaw (guitar, keyboards); Doug Gillard (guitar); Phillip Peterson (cello); Martin Wenk (trumpet, keyboards, xylophone); Joe McGinty, Louie Lino (keyboards).
  • Audio Mixer: Chris Shaw .
  • Recording information: Carousel (04/26/2011-04/30/2011); Headgear, Brooklyn (04/26/2011-04/30/2011); House Of Breaking Glass (04/26/2011-04/30/2011); Nuthouse Recording (04/26/2011-04/30/2011); Resonate (04/26/2011-04/30/2011); The Sitcom (04/26/2011-04/30/2011).
  • Nada Surf celebrate their 20th anniversary with The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, the band's seventh studio album and first collection of original material since 2008's Lucky. "Every birthday candle that ever got blown out is one more year of someone trying to figure it all out," Matthew Caws sings in "Looking Through," a song about aging gracefully and holding onto one's youth. Most of the other tunes follow suit; "No Snow on the Mountain" finds its narrator coming to grips with the real world after leaving academia, and "Teenage Dreams" deals with... well, teenage dreams. Now in his mid-forties, Caws is old enough to be cynical about all this heart-on-your-sleeve stuff, but Astronomy sounds as timeless and wide-eyed as any Nada Surf album, taking its cues from 1960s Merseybeat, '80s college rock, and 21st century power pop in equal measure. Those influences are rolled into ten sparkling guitar pop tunes, which Caws and his bandmates -- bassist Daniel Lorca, drummer Ira Elliot, and guest guitarist Doug Gillard -- drench with vocal harmonies and candied hooks. "When I Was Young" is the only track to substitute acoustic guitar arpeggios for electric power chords, but even that song builds itself into a lush, midtempo power ballad after the two-minute mark, as though the bandmates simply couldn't contain their optimism any longer. Like the title suggests, Stars burns bright and fast. ~ Andrew Leahey
Professional Reviews
Alternative Press (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Nada Surf's blend of melancholy, anxiety and child-like optimism is fully intact on their first collection of original material in four years."

Uncut (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The sound's core remains Matthew Caws' candyfloss voice, but Doug Gillard's guitar adds mettle."
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