Ice On The Wing

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  • "Ice On The Wing" references Nada Surf lead singer Matthew Caws' family lore: his grandfather's adventures as a fighter pilot and an ambulance driver in two world wars and his father's rearing in (and escape/excommunication from) a British religious cult.
  • John Roderick, the frontman of The Long Winters, provided vocals on this track.
  • Martin Wenk of Calexico recorded the horns in his hotel room while on tour. Matthew Caws explained: "He (Wenk) included the Bavarian oom-pah part at the end as a joke, not expecting us to use it. We had to." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

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