Nada Surf – If I Had A Hi-Fi
I absolutely love NYC band Nada Surf. They’re consistently excellent. Their songs are just the right mix of melody, melancholy and musicianship. They’re a great live act, too. I’ve been thinking about a Nada Surf ICA for ages but I love so many of their songs I’m having trouble shortening the shortlist. This set is easy, though, because it consists only of songs from their covers album, If I Had A Hi-Fi (which is a palindrome, btw). Other bands whose songs were covered include Depeche Mode, Spoon and The Go-Betweens. I’ll get to that ICA one of these days.