Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Elusive Energy

Nada Surf recently released a video for Waiting for Something from their outstanding album The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy. The tune is one of the catchiest on a very catchy album. The video features a beautiful locale, cactus mutilation, sideboob, and pirates. Kinda.

If you want a real treat, check out their wonderfully different version of New Order's Bizarre Love Triangle, the latest entry in AV Club's Undercover series. They have a knack for great covers. If I Had a Hi-Fi remains my favorite covers album to date (even besting Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - quite an accomplishment if you know what a rabid Sweet fan I am!)

Nada Surf also started their summer tour yesterday. Four shows in Texas, zero in Iowa. Sigh. Here are all the dates. Nada Surf has elegantly risen into my top five favorite bands currently recording and performing. Very few bands consistently make better music.

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