Thursday, February 25, 2010

Why wait for Nada Surf's new covers album, due out in June? Get it at their Pearl Street show on 3/31

Nada Surf’s spring tour kicks off in New York on March 25th with three sold-out New York shows, and concludes in late May with a performance at the 2010 Sasquatch Music Festival. They play Pearl Street in Northampton on Wednesday, March 31st. Tix here.

Their new covers album if i had a hi-fi (incidentally a palindrome) will initially only be available for purchase at shows. It comes out to the world on June 8th. To give fans a preview of the new album Nada Surf are making their take on Bill Fox’s “Electrocution” available for free download.

if i had a hi-fi is full of inspired, unexpected choices: from avant-pop Kate Bush to underground power-pop classicist Dwight Twilley. There are some intriguingly obscure numbers, like Spanish band Mercromina’s “Evolution” and under-documented Bill Fox’s “Electrocution.” The as yet little known Fox, of Cleveland cult band The Mice, inspired local groups like Guided by Voices and Death of Samantha. Doug Gillard, who was in both bands, lends his highly evolved guitar skills to "Electrocution" as well as the Twilley and Go-Betweens songs.

if i had a hi-fi – track List

Electrocution -Bill Fox
Enjoy the Silence -Depeche Mode
Love Goes On The -Go-Betweens
Janine -Arthur Russell
You Were So Warm -Dwight Twilley
Love and Anger -Kate Bush
The Agony of Laffitte -Spoon
Bye Bye Beaute -Coralie Clement
Question- Moody Blues
Bright Side -Soft Pack
Evolution -Mercromina
I Remembered What I Was Going to Say -The Silly Pillows

Nada Surf, Dawn Landes and the Hounds, and Darlingside play the Pearl Street Ballroom on Wednesday, March 31st at 8:30. Tickets at 413-586-8686 or here.

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