⚠️🇺🇸 Six Course Meal with Ira Elliot of Nada Surf. He talks to us about some of his favourite records!
Ira Elliot is the drummer with New York City band Nada Surf. Last year saw the release of their acclaimed ninth studio album 'Never Not Together' on Barsuk Records. Ira has also previously played drums with The Fuzztones and contributes to side projects Maplewood, Bambi Kino and Champale.
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4️⃣ An album you love that is not sung in your mother tongue, native language or an advanced learned language.
🎯 "Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares - 'Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares (Volume 1)'. I don’t typically listen to anything that’s not in English but the singular exception may be Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares, an all-female chorus that sings in Bulgarian. It’s the most mesmerizing, unearthly music I've ever heard. Incredible. And very moving. If 'Kalimankou Denko' on their first album doesn’t break your heart then you’re not paying attention. Selected track - 'Kalimankou Denko'."
5️⃣ An album from the last year that we absolutely need to hear!
🎯 "Nada Surf - 'Never Not Together'. The only record from 2020 worth hearing is Nada Surf’s 'Never Not Together'. Ha! Honestly- I didn’t buy any new records in 2020! I’ve been listening to repeats of Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure on SiriusXM Radio habitually now for some time which covers a wide swath of rock and rhythm and blues recordings from the present back to the 40's so that’s what I’ve been collecting mostly. But my point is that if there was anything better than our record that got released in 2020 I wouldn’t know. It’s hard to choose any one track off this album because my personal belief is that its the best thing we’ve ever released but ‘Live Learn And Forget’ and ‘Something I Should Do’ will give you the basic idea. On Barsuk Records!!. Selected track - 'Something That I Should Do'."
6️⃣ An album you have had involvement in and think still stands up today!
🎯 "Maplewood - 'Maplewood'. There are many! I played in a fantastic group some years back called Champale who put out one beautiful album in 2001 called 'Simple Days' on Pitch-a-Tent records. 'Motel California' is a good example of our very laid-back vibe. And then there’s Maplewood, a three singer-songwriter band in an early-70's California style. We referred to it as “Canyon Rock”. Again, very laid-back and groovy. The first self-titled album was 2004 on Tee Pee records and the second album, 'Yeti Boombox' came out in 2009 on Tapete. 'Indian Summer' was the lead off track on the first album, written in the style of the band America who in fact went on to record it on their album 'Here And Now' in 2007. If you wanna hear me as a 21 year-old hotshot, garage rock drummer then check out The Fuzztones 'Lysergic Emanations' which came out in 1985 on ABC records in the UK. The opening track '1-2-5' is pretty hot. Literally recorded in a basement. THAT’S rock n roll, baby. Selected track - 'Indian Summer'."
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