Nada Surf Reveals Track List For Covers Album, if I had hi-fi, 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