Nada Surf Streams Live Show from Bowery Ballroom

Nada Surf kicked off their tour tonight in New York City, the same day their new album, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, hit stores. The band played with a second guitarist, Doug Gillard, and plowed through tracks from almost every album of their 20-year career.

The setlist was:

1) Clear Eye Clouded Mind*
2) Waiting for Something*
3) Happy Kid
4) Whose Authority
5) Weightless
6) Teenage Dreams*
7) What is Your Secret?
8 ) Jules and Jim*
9) Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode cover)
10) The Future*
11) 80 Windows
12) When I Was Young*
13) High Speed Soul
14) The Moon is Calling*
15) See These Bones
Encore
16) Blonde on Blonde
17) The Way You Wear Your Head
18) Always Love
19) Looking Through*

*indicates a new song

Despite a few feed issues during the first two songs, the rest of the show streamed almost perfectly. Killer idea too – I’d love to see more bands pick up this tactic. Streaming the first show can be a great marketing tool to sell tickets to later dates on the tour.

The band seemed stoked to be back out there playing live…especially in their hometown. I can’t wait for the April 7th show at Webster Hall when I’ll be there in person!

A review of the new album is shortly on the horizon, gentle readers. But tis late. Til then, I leave you with a quote from the new single:

When I was young, I didn’t know if I was better off asleep or up
Now I’ve grown up, I wonder what was that world I was dreaming of…

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