New Nada Surf Video – “Whose Authority” (Stereogum Premiere)

Nada Surf’s new Jonathan Krisel-directed video for “Whose Authority,” from the forthcoming Lucky, stars Michael C. Maronna, who you should all remember as the elder Pete from The Adventures Of Pete and Pete. Classic. Here, instead of dealing with his pain-in-the-ass kid brother or doing those sensitive wise-beyond-his-teenage-years voice overs, he’s working as a bad-ass bicycle messenger delivering packages around Manhattan after leaving his Brooklyn crib. En route he disrupts pigeons, chats with other two-wheeled friends, kicks over traffic cones, knocks on buses, and narrowly escapes collisions with taxi doors before heading back over the Wiliamsburg bridge and calling it a day. Yes, home to that cool place MTV told us about. Gosh we hope Kyp says hi this time.


That’s a really catchy song. Also: Like that Led Zeppelin commercial, this one’s obviously lined with Nada Surf cameos and references. Catch ‘em all? If you want a Lucky MP3, you should see “These Bones.”

Lucky is out 2/5 on Barsuk. Then you can catch ‘em live.

01/19 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
01/22 London, England @ Borderline [Sold Out]
01/30 Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door [Sold Out]
01/31 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
02/02 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall [Sold Out]
02/07 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg [Sold Out]
02/08 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom [Sold Out]
02/14 Madrid, Spain @ Sala Heineken
02/15 Vigo, Spain @ Sala A
0216 Bilbao, Spain @ Cafe Antxokia
02/20 Paris, France @ Showcase
02/21 London, England @ Scala
02/22 Manchester, England @ Manchester Club Academy
02/23 Glasgow, Scotland @ The Garage
02/25 Brussels, Belgium @ Brussels Botanique/Orangerie
02/26 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland @ Melkweg/Max
02/27 Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
02/28 Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
02/29 Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Club
03/01 Munich, Germany @ Backstage
03/03 Lausanne, Switzerland @ Salle Metropole
03/04 Zurich, Switzerland @ Rohsotfflager
03/05 Milan, Italy @ Music Drome
03/17 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse Music Venue
03/18 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
03/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
03/21 Pomona, CA @ Glass House
03/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
03/25 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
03/26 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
03/28 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
03/29 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/01 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
04/02 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
04/03 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/04 Chicago, IL @ Metro
04/05 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
04/07 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
04/08 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
04/10 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
04/11 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
04/12 Washington DC, Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
04/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Trcoadero

Tickets seems to be selling out fast. They’re popular.

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