The Salt Collective: Life [Album Review]

The Salt Collective LifePropeller Sound Recordings [2023] It would be easy on an album featuring a so-called “supergroup” collaboration, with so many established indie/rock artists listed as participants, to lose track of the original songwriters and the actual songs themselves. So to begin at the beginning, Salt is a Paris-based trio that includes primary songwriter … Read more

The Salt Collective – “Asylum (featuring Matthew Caws & Juliana Hatfield)” [Video]

SALT is a Paris-based collaborative music project led by French guitarist and songwriter Stéphane Schück around a core group formed in the 80s with Benoit Lautridou (drums) and Fred Quentin (bass), SALT offers shivering songs based on transcendently melodic guitars and vocals. The Salt Collective released the power pop supergroup’s beautiful mystery LIFE on May … Read more

John Davis (Superdrag) & Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) Collaboration

Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws is excited to share his collaboration with Superdrag’s John Davis, “We Are In The Wild And We Are Home.” The proceeds from sales of the track will benefit Americares, a non-profit disaster relief and global health organization providing immediate response to emergency medical needs and supporting long-term health care initiatives for … Read more

Minor Alps (Juliana Hatfield / Matthew Caws) Debut Music Video

Minor Alps, the collaborative of Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws and Juliana Hatfield, have premiered the Emilie and Sarah Barbault directed music video for “Waiting for You.” It is the latest song off the duo’s debut album Get There (TFN Review), out now on Barsuk Records. The video features the actors Julie Gayet and Philippe Rebbot … Read more

Minor Alps: Get There [Album Review]

Minor Alps Get There Barsuk Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Juliana Hatfied and Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) make Minor Alps a success. Album Review: I don’t think two indie voices out there right now could be more destined to join forces than Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws. The alt-rock veterans have tons of cred with … Read more

Minor Alps (Juliana Hatfield / Matthew Caws) New Music Video

Minor Alps, the collaborative vision of Juliana Hatfield and Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws, have just released the Clyde Petersen directed music video for “I Don’t Know What To Do With My Hands”, the latest song off the duo’s forthcoming album Get There, out October 29th on Barsuk Records. In our book it is really hard … Read more