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Nada Surf Reveals Track List For Covers Album, <i>if I had hi-fi</i>, Out June 8

Nada Surf recorded if I had hi-fi in 2008 as a way to get producer and collaborator Louie Lino to tour with them on keyboards. “Would it help if we gave you a raise?” vocalist and guitarist Matthew Caws asked Lino. “Well, what would help,” he answered, “is if you would do some recording here.”


He was referring to his Resonate Studios in Austin, TX. The resulting covers album, recorded over three weeks, is out June 8 on Mardev Records. Judging from their rendition of Bill Fox’s “Electrocution” (which you can download here), the eclectic range of songs will get an invigorating indie pop treatment. Album guests include Holly Miranda and Calexico’s Martin Wenk.


Concert-goers can get a copy from the merch table months before the release during Nada Surf’s upcoming tour, which starts at the Bowery Ballroom in New York and finishes at Washington’s Sasquatch Music Festival. Tour dates and track list are below.


Track List:

  1. Electrocution (Bill Fox)
  2. Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode)
  3. Love Goes On (The Go-Betweens)
  4. Janine (Arthur Russell)
  5. You Were So Warm (Dwight Twilley)
  6. Love and Anger (Kate Bush)
  7. The Agony of Laffitte (Spoon)
  8. Bye Bye Beaute (Coralie Clement)
  9. Question (Moody Blues)
  10. Bright Side (Soft Pack)
  11. Evolution (Mercromina)
  12. I Remembered What I Was Going to Say (The Silly Pillows)  


Tour Dates:


03.25 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
03.26 Brooklyn, NY: Bell House
03.27 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
03.29 Toronto, ON: Lee's Palace+
03.30 Montreal, QC: Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour+
03.31 Northampton MA: Pearl Street+
04.01 Philadelphia, PA: First Unitarian Church+
04.02 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club+
04.03 Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club+
04.13 London, UK: ICA

04.14 London, UK: ICA
04.15 France: Printemps de Bourges Festival
04.17 France: Strasbourg Artefact Festival
04.18 Utrecht, Holland: Tivoli De Helling
04.19 Brussels, Belgium: Botanique

04.20 Koln, Germany: Gloria
04.21 Lausanne, Switzerland: D! Club
04.23 Zurich, Switzerland: Abart
04.24 Vienna, Austria: WUK
04.25 Prague, Czech Republic: Lucerna Music Bar
04.26 Berlin, Germany: Lido
04.27 Hamburg, Germany: Knust
04.28 Paris, France: Trabendo
04.30 Villagarcia de Arosa, Spain: Festival do Norte
 05.01 Murcia, Spain: SOS Festival
05.15 Longirod, Switzerland: Long'l'rock Festival
05.24 Solana Beach, CA: Belly Up Tavern $
05.25 West Hollywood, CA: Troubadour $
05.27 San Francisco, CA: Great American Music Hall $
05.29 Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom $
05.30 George, WA: Sasquatch Music Festival


+ w/ Dawn Landes and the Hounds
$ w/ Telekinesis

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Woot! I am going to see them for sure, when they play with one of my favorite bands, Telekinesis! :D

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Big Star, they are not. *yawn*

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..or is that a play on that CCR photo? Whatevs, they all look the same.

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Crosby, Stills and Nash, actually. Whatevs, indeed!


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