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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ambient/Shoegaze Duo Nadja Announces Covers Album

Toronto-based ambient/shoegaze/drone duo NADJA announced today the forthcoming release of a new album featuring eight tracks, all of them covers. The album, entitled When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV, features covers of some of the band`s favorite songs and artists and displays NADJA`s diverse and eclectice background. The album will be released on April 28 via The End Records, but in the meantime fans can get a sneak peek by downloading the album`s opening track, a cover of MY BLOODY VALENTINE`s "Only Shallow," which premiered exclusively via Pitchfork and be heard here.

When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV track listing:

01. Only Shallow (MY BLOODY VALENTINE)
02. Pea (CODEINE)
03. No Cure For The Lonely (SWANS)
04. Dead Skin Mask (SLAYER)
05. The Sun Always Shines On TV (A-HA)
06. Needle In The Hay (ELLIOTT SMITH)
07. Long Dark Twenties (KIDS IN THE HALL)
08. Faith (THE CURE)

The band has a few upcoming dates scheduled in Europe:

03/21/09: Leeds, UK - The Brudenell Social Club
03/22/09: London, UK - Bardens Boudoir
03/26/09: Dublin, IRE - Twisted Pepper
03/27/09: Ghent, BEL - Croxhapox
03/28/09: Antwerp, BEL - Logement
04/16/09: Berlin, GER - Cassiopeia

More info about NADJA and When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV:

NADJA — a duo from Toronto, Ontario featuring Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff — creates what is often described as “ambient doom.” NADJA’s music combines elements of metal, shoegaze, ambient, post-rock , experimental, and neo-classical. Their new album, When I See The Sun Always Shines On TV, features eights covers of some of Baker and Buckareff’s favorite bands. ”Consider this album an exploration of the roots of NADJA,” says Baker. ”Everyone compares us to MY BLOODY VALENTINE, so we had to cover them; CODEINE and SWANS were both bands exploring the heaviness of metal without actually being metal; THE CURE has that lovely, bittersweet gloominess; ELLIOTT SMITH`s `Needle in the Hay` is simultaneously so simple and so devastating; no one believed us when we said we covered a song from THE KIDS IN THE HALL movie, a staple of our live set, so we had to get that one to tape; how could we resist the opportunity to cover A-HA`s heaviest (but oh so catchy) tune? And SLAYER is just SLAYER. In an effort to illustrate our motivations behind this album, we asked our friend Mathew Smith to create a series of children`s-storybook-like drawings to go with each song.”


Aidan Baker (guitars, vocals, drums, etc.)
Leah Buckareff (bass, vocals)


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