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Listen to “Far From the Roses,” a new song from Minor Alps (playing World Cafe live 11/22)

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Minor Alps have released their new song “Far From the Roses” from their upcoming LP, Get There. The song is rhythmic with a flair of mystery. The duo, formed by Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), is set to play World Cafe Live on November 22nd. More details on the show can be found here .

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My Morning Download: “Buried Plans” by Minor Alps (Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws of Nada Surf; playing World Cafe Live 11/22)

minoralps Minor Alps is a new collaboration between Juliana Hatfield (Blake Babies, Lemonheads) and Matthew Caws of Nada Surf.  They release their debut, Get There, on October 29th.  The first single, “Buried Plans” is a mellow affair, featuring the two harmonizing over a quiet acoustic guitar and some atmospheric drums. Download the song below. They play World Cafe Live on Friday, November 22nd. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Eternal Summers at the First Unitarian Church, Cold Fronts at Kung Fu Necktie, Thurston Moore at Space 1026

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Roanoke, VA trio Eternal Summers open for Nada Surf tonight at the First Unitarian Church.  The indie dream-pop/”who-cares-rock” band released their second full-length record earlier this year called Correct Behavior through Kanine Records, with the opening song “Millions” earning a Best New Track rating on Pitchfork.  Tickets and information for tonight’s intimate show with Nada Surf and It’s a King Thing can be found here.  Below, watch Eternal Summer’s video for “Good As You.”

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Watch a new video for “Good as You” by Eternal Summers (playing the First Unitarian Church on 12/12)

Richmond, Virginia indie trio Eternal Summers are still riding high on the spring release of their sophomore album, Correct Behavior, and today premiered a fourth video from the record. “Good as You” is a pretty, mid-tempo strummer with an explosive build and longing lyrics. Frontwoman Nicole Yun joked on Facebook about this video being her “acting debut,” and there’s certainly a lot of drama as we see vignettes of the band in an abandoned hospital, done up in medical garb, wrestling down belligerent inmates and lacing up straightjackets. For her part, Yun sits forlorn in a stool, singing the song to patients up and down the dusty hallway. There’s no forced dialogue or anything overly conceptual – so don’t let “acting” scare you – it’s just a creative staging of a thoughtful song. Eternal Summers is currently on tour in support of Nada Surf, and they play the First Unitarian Church on December 12. Tickets and more information can be found here.

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Nada Surf, AC Newman announce shows at the First Unitarian Church


Two new shows have been announced and added to the R5 Productions calendar for shows at the First Unitarian Cburch. Nada Surf play the Church on December 12th. AC Newman performs Thursday, October 25th. Tickets to both shows go on sale this Friday, July 27th at Noon. Nada Surf released The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy last January. Below, listen to one of our favorite all time songs from their 2003 release, Let Go, “Blonde On Blonde.” In case you missed Nada Surf’s performance at WXPN’s Non-Comm music conference at World Cafe Live last May, you can listen to it here.

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Photos of The Walkmen, Good Old War, Nada Surf and more from Non-Comm’s Friday night concert

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