From my archive, a long long time ago, The National. A year later, and “High Violet” is still a perfect record, especially on vinyl.
The National are touring with the Foo Fighters in Mexico City, as this Year of Our Lord, 2013, comes to a close. An awesome double act. Call me, Matt. I’ll be there to take pictures, bro. I always have a bag packed. Call me.
The National, at the Paramount, in Seattle. From my private stash.
Grab this, now! Before it goes away. The National have posted an EP on NoiseTrade, 100% free and legal, as part of their UK/EU tour. Just a few songs, but hey! It’s something free from one of the coolest bands ever.
Matt Berninger and The National singing the final song of their show 19 September, in Seattle. The song: Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks, from “High Violet” (4AD, 2010), a perfect record for an imperfect time.
“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.”