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   With the average person changing careers every five to seven years, it is astonishing that the Nadas have been together and touring for twelve years. “A lot of bands don’t stay together for more than twelve weeks,” jokes Mike Butterworth, singer guitarist and co-founder of the band. When asked why The Nadas have persevered, Jason Walsmith singer, guitarist, co-founder says, “We love it. And we’re pretty pig headed.” The Nadas are rounded out by Justin Klein on drums and Jon Locker on bass.

   The Nadas have carved a thriving career out of what was once their college pastime, consistently filling clubs and colleges across the country selling more than 75,000 albums through their own Authentic Records.

   The Nadas' Listen through the Static is their fifth studio album and seventh overall. Listen through the Static is the second effort with producers Todd and Toby Pipes of Deep Blue Something and mixed by Grammy award winner Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Loretta Lynn).

   “We had such a great time working with the Pipes. We knew we wanted to do this record and with them as well.” Butterworth explains. “We (Mike and Jason) wrote collaboratively most of the songs on Static,” Jason adds. “We hadn’t written together that much in the past and wanted to try it. It worked well.” The collaboration on the album resulted in a more cohesive and straight ahead rock and roll record than past releases.

   Listen through the static is eleven new tracks featuring the title track which explodes into a chorus about today's struggle to find something palatable on the radio. Listen through the Static is by far the band's finest effort to date.