Nada Surf ‎- If I Had A Hi-Fi

Nada Surf ‎- If I Had A Hi-Fi
Nada Surf ‎- If I Had A Hi-Fi
Format: Vinyl (2xLP) 
Availability: In Stock
Label (Code): Mardev ‎(MDV-02)
Special Attributes: Includes download code, download does not include tracks on Side D.
Release Date: 07/2010
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"...Nada Surf demonstrate ably that they completely understand the merits of the music they're working with, and the results are ours to gratefully digest...A surprising and emphatic success of a covers collection..." (

"...Matthew Caws, Ira Elliot, and Daniel Lorca have managed to give these songs a personal stamp without burying the melodic sensibility of the originals, and the arrangements are imaginative and full-bodied, with the trio bringing in a variety of guest musicians to broaden the scope of the music while the core musicians sound tight and emphatic. The song selection is admirably eclectic as well, encompassing indie rock heroes (Spoon, Bill Fox), icons of pop (the Go-Betweens, Dwight Twilley), elders of the new wave (Depeche Mode), visionary eccentrics (Arthur Russell, the Silly Pillows), a pair of prog rockers (the Moody Blues, Kate Bush) and even some international artists, performed in their original languages (Mercromina, Coralie Clément). Nada Surf have found ways to approach these songs that free them from the constraints of their definitive versions while staying true to their spirit (surprisingly, it's the Moody Blues' "Question" that most closely follows the original), and it's not hard to see how these musicians have made their mark on Nada Surf's musical outlook in one way or another..." (Read more:

Track List

A1 Electrocution    
A2 Enjoy The Silence    
A3 Love Goes On!    
A4 Janine    

B1 You Were So Warm    
B2 Love And Anger    
B3 The Agony Of Laffitte    
B4 Bye Bye Beauté    

C1 Question    
C2 Bright Side    
C3 Evolution    
C4 I Remembered What I Was Going To Say    

D1 Conquering Fox (Lino Mix)    
D2 Conquering Fox (Dr. Israel Mix)    
D3 Lexicon Du

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