Guster’s Jonah; The National’s Castle Track

I was checking up on the Guster homepage, looking to see if they’re dropping any singles in advance of their new record, due later this year. I didn’t see anything quite like that, but they were pointing people to a “new song” called ‘Jonah‘ which is available as part of a benefit album for Haitian relief. They’ve been playing this live for a while now, but this is an actual produced copy that sounds pretty good. It’s not my favorite song of theirs, but the benefit album also contains a fantastic remix of Metric’s ‘Gold Guns Girls,’ as well as a live Dinosaur, Jr. track. Also, the money all goes to help out people in need, that that’s got to count for something!

      Jonah - Guster

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In other news, today Pitchfork TV put out a really great video of The National playing ‘Terrible Love‘ in an old, abandoned castle. I have to say that this is probably my favorite song off of High Violet so far. I didn’t care for the album version’s production as much as I did their live performance, located below, but the only recording of that was their appearance on Fallon. This video features a pristine recording of that take on the song, and I was so excited I extracted out of the video for everyone to enjoy:

      Terrible Love (Castle Rock Session) - The National