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A.V. Undercover

Nada Surf covers New Order

"I get down on my knees and pray."

About This Episode

Nada Surf has had a spectacularly strange career. The band was launched into mainstream popularity in 1996 with a goofy radio hit, "Popular," that wasn't particularly representative of its sound. It took years for the group to earn its way into people's hearts, doing so with a series of fantastic, heartfelt pop records. The latest is The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy, though if you're interested in hearing Nada Surf play covers (beyond the one you just watched), there's also the 12-song If I Had A Hi-Fi, which features the band's takes on songs by The Go-Betweens, Depeche Mode, and others. Here, they add a bit of human beatboxing to New Order's gentle classic "Bizarre Love Triangle." Oh, and Nada Surf launches another U.S. tour in June; dates are below. (Oh, and yes, that's Doug Gillard of Guided By Voices, a touring member of Nada Surf.)

Jun 19    Chameleon Club    Lancaster, PA        
Jun 20    CLUB AE    Pittsburgh, PA   
Jun 21    Beachland Ballroom    Cleveland, OH 
Jun 22    Blind Pig    Ann Arbor, MI 
Jun 23    Deluxe    Indianapolis, IN
Jun 24    Headliners    Louisville, KY
Jun 25    Old Rock House    St Louis, MO 
Jun 27    Juanitas    Little Rock, AR        
Jun 28    Granada    Dallas, TX
Jun 29    La Zona Rosa    Austin, TX 
Jun 30    Fitzgeralds    Houston, TX        
Jul 02    Bottletree    Birmingham, AL
Jul 03    The Loft    Atlanta, GA
Jul 05    Rams Head Live    Baltimore, MD

Filed Under: Music, Video
  • A.V. Undercover
  • 210 Episodes
  • Undercover: We invite 25 bands into our office to perform a cover song from an ever-dwindling list. The later a band comes in, the fewer songs they have to choose from.