For those of you nostalgic for 1996… Nada Surf may or not take you there. I didn’t listen to music like this in 1996, but you might have. Not factoring in the 1996-ness of it all, you might appreciate the fake-Velvet Underground vibes going on. That kind of grimy sound with diamond-in-rough melodicism mixed in is periodically in short supply, but I’ve heard that the early-to-mid 90’s were actually a good time for it. I’m not sure why I latched on to this group out of all the others I’d missed out on, but there you go anyway.