Produced by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla, "The Weight Is a Gift" is the follow-up to 2003's "Let Go," which debuted at No. 31 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart.

Indie rock act Nada Surf will hit the road in North America in October in support of its upcoming album, "The Weight Is a Gift." As previously reported, the set is due Sept. 13 via Barsuk, while the tour will begin Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C., and run through Oct. 23 in San Diego.

Beforehand, Nada Surf has eight European performances on tap, beginning Aug. 5 at Germany's Haldern Festival.

Produced by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla, "The Weight Is a Gift" is the follow-up to 2003's "Let Go," which debuted at No. 31 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart. A limited-edition first pressing will feature a bonus disc with the previously unreleased song "From the Rooftop Down," an early version of opener "Concrete Bed," a duet with Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Leanne Smith on "Fools" and a cover of Francoise Hardy's "Au Fond du Reve Dore."

Fans can sample album track "Do It Again" on the Barsuk Web site. Other highlights include peppy, acoustic-led tracks like "In the Mirror" and "Concrete Bed," and well-produced ballads like "Comes a Time" and the strings-tinged "Your Legs Grow."

Here are Nada Surf's North American tour dates:

Oct. 4: Washington, D.C. (Black Cat)
Oct. 5: Philadelphia (TLA)
Oct. 6-7: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
Oct. 8: Boston (Paradise)
Oct. 10: Northampton, Mass. (Pearl Street)
Oct. 11: Montreal (La Sala Rossa)
Oct. 12: Toronto (Lee's Palace)
Oct. 14: Chicago (Metro)
Oct. 15: Minneapolis (400 Bar)
Oct. 18: Vancouver (Media Club)
Oct. 19: Seattle (Neumo's)
Oct. 20: Portland, Ore. (Aladdin Theatre)
Oct. 21: San Francisco (Bimbo's 365 Club)
Oct. 22: Los Angeles (El Rey Theatre)
Oct. 23: San Diego (Casbah)

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