Twenty years. Seven albums. Three guys. It’s obvious Nada Surf has experienced a steady and satisfying career, but they don’t plan on giving up their Lo-fi guitar tunes anytime soon. With all the hype surrounding their latest release, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, Matthew Caws (guitar/singer), Daniel Lorca (bassist/singer), and Ira Elliot (drummer/singer) are back on the road again after a short stint away from the world of studios and stages. Admired for their ability to function with the perfect balance of mainstream and underground charm, some might remember them for their noteworthy hit “Popular”, while others deem them indie rock veterans.

… We sat down with the guys in their Williamsburg, Brooklyn rehearsal space to hear a couple acoustic takes and get a few words with Caws, the lead singer/songwriter.


FAULT: As you start to answer these questions, what is your current state  of mind?
MATTHEW:I’m really pleased that things are going so well with this album, but my head is spinning a little bit from all the travel. I’m packing for a three-week bus tour through Europe, and I know that my efficiency while traveling is dictated to some degree by how intelligently/lightly I’ve packed—so, I’m trying to do a good job of it.

FAULT: Can you explain a little bit about the making of, and philosophy behind, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy?
MATTHEW: When we released If I Had a Hi-Fiwe played our previous three albums over three nights at three different venues in New York. I listened to those albums quite a lot to brush up on the material, and I was left with a disquieting feeling that I think is familiar to a lot of songwriters: Was I writing about the same things over and over again? I was left with a desire to make a record that was a little different lyrically. Of course, it’s just a matter of degrees in that the majority of this album is written from experience and concerns within my own life, but I did manage to let more of the outside world in.


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FAULT Magazine – The Legacy Issue  – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Adam Lambert

Kid Cudi & Dot Da Genius

Cat Deeley

Rico (Zombie Boy)

Band of Skulls

Far East Movement

Phlo Finister

Nada Surf

Sascha Bailey

Ana Araujo

Caleb Landry Jones

Julia Volkova

Plus a FAULTless selection of the best Film, Fashion, Music & Photography from artists forging their legacies in the early part of 2012.

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FAULT Issue 10 Update

We are delighted to announce that we have reached 800 deposits for Issue 10 in just over 3 weeks. A huge thank you to everyone who has already placed their deposit – this now means that the magazine has been reduced in price by £1.50 to £13.50 + p&p. After another 200 deposits, the price will be further reduced to £12.00 + p&p, and an additional £1.50 will be taken off the issue price for every 500 deposits placed thereafter in accordance with our special price reduction offer.

For those of you awaiting further announcements on the Legacy Issue before placing your deposits, we can officially reveal that the first previews will be released on 2nd March. Throughout March will be showcasing images from exclusive shoots with our cover stars Adam Lambert, Cat Deeley, Kid Cudi and Rick Genest – amongst many others – so keep an eye on the FAULT website and Facebook page for those!

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FAULT Issue 10 – Special offer announced

FAULT is pleased to announce a special offer to mark the launch of our 10th issue, to be released on March 31st.  Although the issue will not be available for regular pre-orders until early March, we will be offering readers the chance to place a deposit for this issue from today. The link for for this deposit is available to all those who ‘like’ the FAULT Facebook page.

For every 500 fans who place a deposit on the issue, we will reduce its price by £1.50, up to a minimum order price of £4.50 (not including P&P). This offer will last until mid-March, thereafter everyone who placed a deposit will be notified of the final price of the issue (with a link to pay the outstanding balance) via email.

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The theme for this Issue is LEGACY and will feature…well, we couldn’t possibly say…!