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From The Vault: Nada Surf

Nada Surf at Rockwood Music Hall (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)

Nada Surf at Rockwood Music Hall (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)


New York’s own Nada Surf have been carving out their reputation as melody-mongers and crafty merchants of the most affecting kind of power pop since their debut, High/Low, came out in 1996. That album was produced by Ric Ocasek, to whom their outstanding new album, Never Not Together, is dedicated.

Stories about Ocasek and a killer version of "Just What I Needed" were part of an acoustic FUV Live set that Nada Surf performed for us at Rockwood Music Hall back in February. So as we're all missing the concert experience right now, we're going to look back to the show this week.

You'll hear live Nada Surf songs on FUV and you can check out the show in the FUV Live Vault anytime, but you'll also get a chance to hear the whole thing as we debut a new Friday radio treat: Marquee Noon.

In a nod to our WFUV Marquee Members who we're missing (and to the iconic Television album, Marquee Moon, of course), Alisa Ali is going to start sharing a favorite FUV Live show on Fridays at noon. And we'll kick things off with Nada Surf, this Friday, May 1 on WFUV. Enjoy!

[Recorded: 2/3/20]