the weight is a gift

“Concrete Bed” – Nada Surf

by bryan on February 26, 2015



Buy the Original Wallet Art: “Nada Surf” in graphite on 2″ x 3.5″

“Concrete Bed” is the lead track off of Nada Surf’s The Weight is a Gift produced by Chris Walla (of Death Cab for Cutie), recorded at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco and released on Barsuk Records in 2008. The jangly guitars and driving baseline support a melody that anyone can sing along to. Indie rock overtones underpinned with pop sensibilities make the two and a half minutes fly by setting the stage for the rest of the album.

“Concrete Bed” explores the lifelong pursuit of love by straightforwardly pronouncing that “to find someone you love, you’ve gotta be someone you love”. As we grow and get set in our ways we realize that before we can love another we have to love ourselves.

Listen to this song in your car while driving on the freeway… and sing at the top of your lungs with the windows down, wink at yourself in the rearview mirror and give yourself some love!



Get the Record: Weight Is a Gift

Go to their Website: Nada Surf

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