Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Nada Surf Releasing New Record of Cover Songs, Doing Spring Tour withThree "Album" Shows

Nada Surf is setting themselves up for quite the busy spring with a new record of cover songs and a big spring tour covering the States and Europe.

The record, if i had a hi-fi includes songs from Kate Bush, Dwight Twilley, Depeche Mode, and the Moody Blues, as well as songs off the normal radar like "Evolution" from the Spainish band Mecromina and "Electrocution" by Bill Fox. There must be something in the Brooklyn water these days because they're also covering an Arthur Russell track, "Janine." About the choices, singer-guitarist Matthew Caws said, "We really just wanted to do it organically, whatever we felt like covering in the moment, rather than trying to sum up our influences or something.... The material came together spontaneously. We'd get together and kick ideas around and soon we had an A list, a B list, a C list.... ."

if i had a hi-fi will only be for sale intially at the shows on their Spring 2010 tour. At the tour's conclusion in May, the record will then be made available in stores and via iTunes.

The spring tour starts 3/25 in NYC with three "Album Shows" where they'll perform their three most recent albums Let Go, The Weight Is A Gift, and Lucky in full, along with songs from if i had a hi-fi, fan favorites, and b-sides. Tickets for most of the US shows will be available via the Nada Surf Fan Community site tomorrow (1/6) at 10 am (EST). (Note: You have to pre-register on this site.)

Nada Surf Spring 2010 Tour Dates

25 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (full play of Let Go)
26 - Brooklyn, NY - Bell House (full play of The Weight is a Gift)
27 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (full play of Lucky)
29 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
30 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour
31 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street

01 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
02 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
03 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
13 - London, UK - ICA
15 - France - Printemps de Bourges Festival
17 - France - Strasbourg Artefact Festival
18 - Utrecht, Holland - Tivoli De Helling
19 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
20 - Cologne, Germany - Gloria
21 - Lausanne, Switzerland - D! Club
23 - Zurich, Switzerland - Abart
24 - Vienna, Austria - WUK
25 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
26 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
27 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
28 - Paris, France - Trabendo
29 - Madrid, Spain - Joy Eslava
30 - Murcia, Spain - Estrella Levante SOS 4.8 Festival

01 - Galicia, Spain - Villagarcia de arosa
15 - Longirod, Switzerland - Long'l'rock Festival
24 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
25 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
27 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
29 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

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