Minor Alps, the collaborative vision of Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws and Juliana Hatfield, have premiered the Emilie and Sarah Barbault directed music video for “Waiting for You,” the latest song off the duo’s debut album Get There, out now on Barsuk Records. Shot in the Bastille area of Paris, the video features the actors Julie Gayet and Philippe Rebbot as two wanderers, always seen in the same places, but never together until….
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Get There has been praised as “gorgeous, perfect pop“, by Alternative Press, earned points from Stereogum for its “intricate and ambitious and very lovely” compositions.
“The pairing brings out the softer side Nada Surf sometimes delved into while reaching for something new entirely.” – NPR Music
Over the last two decades, both Caws and Hatfield have carved out long-lasting – and strikingly independent – careers within a dependably fickle music business, Caws with his now 20-year-old New York City group Nada Surf, and Hatfield with the Boston-reared Blake Babies, the Juliana Hatfield Three, Some Girls, as well as a number of releases under her own name.
Hatfield and Caws not only share lead vocals and co-writing credit on each of the eleven songs that comprise Get There; aside from some drumming and programming by Parker Kindred (Jeff Buckley, Antony and the Johnsons) and Chris Egan (Solange, Computer Magic), the pair plays every instrument and conjures every sound – from primitive electronic dub pulse (‘Buried Plans’)– to straight-up rock hook (‘I Don’t Know What To Do With My Hands’) to stripped-down electric guitar punch (‘Mixed Feelings’) to eerie trance-allure (‘Radio Static’) to hypnotic guitar drone (‘Waiting For You’).
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