Excited for High Violet

In just a few weeks The National will be dropping their newest album, High Violet, and it looks to be well worth the wait since 2007’s Boxer. I’ve included a live track shamelessly pilfered from Music the World Forgot of their performance of ‘Terrible Love‘ on Jimmy Fallon that I absolutely am in love with.

Just recently, the entire album went up streaming on the New York Times Website, along with an exhaustive but fantastic five-page article on the band. Since I know everyone’s going to hear the album, I won’t bother to encourage you to check it out, but DO take a look at the article. It gives a really intimate look at the band as a type of “family,” which I don’t think I would have guessed, knowing them just from their music.

      Terrible Love (Live) - The National

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    Hi Tom,

    On behalf of Beggars, 4AD and The National many thanks for plugging “High Violet” on your site (street date 11th May) … .. thanks, also, on behalf of the label, management and artist for not posting any pirate links to unreleased (studio) material and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, then a full length, high quality version of “BloodBuzz Ohio” is available for fans and bloggers to link to / post / host etc from http://www.highviolet.com/thenational_bloodbuzzohio.mp3 and “Afraid of Everyone” is now also available from http://www.soundcloud.com/ninasles/afraid-of-everyone-the-national … .. for further details of the new album, on-line promotions, videos and 2010 shows, check-out the official site, as well as the band’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/thenational and YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/beggars … .. and keep an eye on these official sources for details of further news, preview material and on-line promotions.

    Thanks again for your plug.



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