Posts tagged the national.

dear friends,
i know you’re sick of my posts about the national, but i can’t not share this. here, a song from the mind-blowing show, “the long count,” an ingenuous multimedia performance sprung from the enormously talented minds of band members bryce and aaron dessner. in june i was lucky enough to see it in amsterdam. if there was ever a doubt that the national has some of the most talented members in all of music, well— watch & decide. cheers.

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tonight, best-band-in-the-world, the national, performs in my hometown of boston. i’m interested to see how it’ll go, as they’re performing in the open-aired, sprawling bank of america pavilion. as a group that loves getting in close proximity to their crowds (read: matt berninger jumps into the crowd during at least one encore song each live show) i’ve seen them become frustrated performing in assigned-seating venues, which can often be difficult to overcome. regardless, berninger will inevitably clamber atop armrests to get in the audience’s collective face, and i wish i could be there to see it. to those of you who will be, enjoy. the last time i saw them, in prague, was the best live performance i’ve seen them give. they get better and more confident and more comfortable with each other (impressive considering how long they’ve been a band) as time goes on.

all that being said, please enjoy this live performance the national gave last year for minnesota public radio. in addition to some killer tracks off of 2010’s “high violet” and some interesting interviewing and commentary, they also perform the previously unreleased track, “you were a kindness.”

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tntl:

Hi Everyone, Our new record HIGH VIOLET is streaming now through April 27th on the New York Times website, alongside a profile on the band by Nicholas Dawidoff: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/magazine/25national-t.html High Violet will be released by 4AD worldwide on May 10th/11th. Enjoy!

High Violet Streaming - This Friday April 23rd on New York Times web site

anticipation: i embody the word.

tntl:

As you may have heard, there is a low quality leak of our new album, High Violet, spreading across the Internet as we speak. We wanted to let you know the New York Times - http://www.nytimes.com - will be streaming the real thing starting Friday April 23rd. We hope you’ll take the time to hear the album at its intended level of quality.

High Violet will be released by 4AD worldwide on May 10th/11th.

Thanks!

i’m just about pissing my pants in anticipation for this.

tntl:

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thesoundandthefurry:

Matt Berninger of The National.  High Violet, the National’s highly anticipated follow-up to Boxer, drops on May 11!

(via Helen Boast Photography)

(i think he’s the sexiest man alive.)

thesoundandthefurry:

Matt Berninger of The National.  High Violet, the National’s highly anticipated follow-up to Boxer, drops on May 11! 

(via Dominick Mastrangelo)