| 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
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.