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Editors’ Notes

Nada Surf had a freak surprise hit with “Popular” in 1996 that nearly terminated the band’s chances of ever being taken seriously. Fortunately, they didn’t attempt to feed the beast with more novelty tunes, but stuck to their original power-pop ways. More than a decade later and with musical associations with well-respected peers, Death Cab for Cutie and Calexico, Nada Surf are now safely established as a serious alternative rock entity. 2010’s If I Had A Hi-Fi is a collection of likely and unlikely covers. Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” alongside the Go-Between’s “Love Goes On” with Kate Bush’s “Love and Anger,” The Moody Blues’ “Question” and Dwight Twilley’s “You Were So Warm” slipping past the casual fan to sound just like one of Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws’ originals. This could easily be an album from the mid-‘80s back when bands were emulating the modest jangle and harmonies of R.E.M. To make even more of a celebration, Caws invited a number of guests such as Joe McGinty and Holly Miranda to fill out the sound.

Customer Reviews

Nada is at it again

Just another solid album. Surprised these guys do not get more recognition for their work. Way to go!!

If I Had a Hi-Fi

Don't be put-off because it is a 'covers' album...Nada Surf knows their stuff. From Kate Bush to Depeche Mode to Spoon to songs you've probably never heard before - this album is mesmerizing, poignant, fun and well, just plain brilliant. Probably three of the most talented guys around. Brilliant Indeed!

Great album in other's words

Nada Surf just keeps on churning out great records. Yes, these are all cover songs, but Nada Surf turns them into their own. I definitely recommend this CD.


Formed: 1993 in New York, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Once in danger of being relegated to "one-hit wonder" status, Nada Surf soldiered onward after the success of 1996's "Popular," following up a brief residence on the Billboard charts with a slew of solid power pop albums. Founders Matthew Caws (vocals, guitar) and Daniel Lorca (bass) were longtime school friends, having studied together at the Lycée Français de New York in Upper Manhattan. After Lorca spent some time abroad in the late '80s, the two reunited after graduation to form Because Because...
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