New Releases For May 11, 2010

The National
High Violet

The National - High Violet

High Violet, the new full-length record by the National, is a nervy, melodic, explosive and beautiful set of songs that find the band at the height of their collaborative powers. The music is wide-ranging in its moods, by turns intimate and rough, expansive and spare, full of stark angles and atmosphere. Berninger's singing-wild, half-broken, sly-evokes a feeling of being haunted, by love, by paranoia, by something just out of reach.

High Violet may be The National's most thematically twisted record to date but it somehow also manages to be their most infectious and immediate.

ARTIST SITE | RELEASED: May 11, 2010 ON 4AD

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FEATURED TRACK

"Bloodbuzz Ohio"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. Terrible Love
  2. 2. Sorrow
  3. 3. Anyone's Ghost
  4. 4. Little Faith
  5. 5. Afraid Of Everyone
  6. 6. Bloodbuzz Ohio
  7. 7. Lemonworld
  8. 8. Runaway
  9. 9. Conversation 16
  10. 10. England
  11. 11. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Jun 06
    Belfast, UK The National with Eve Owen at Botanic Gardens
  • Jun 07
    Limerick, Ireland The National with Eve Owen at Live at the Docklands
  • Jun 08
    Cork, Ireland The National with Eve Owen at Live at the Marquee
  • Jun 10
    Paris, France The National at Salle Pleyel
  • Jun 12
    Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands Best Kept Secret Festival 2020
  • Jul 15
    Shelburne, VT, US The National with Lucy Dacus at The Green at Shelburne Museum
  • Jul 17
    Chicago, IL, US Pitchfork Music Festival 2020
  • Jul 20
    Minneapolis, MN, US The National with Lucy Dacus at Surly Brewing Co.
  • Jul 21
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada The National with Lucy Dacus at Burton Cummings Theatre
  • Jul 23
    Edmonton, AB, Canada The National with Lucy Dacus at Edmonton Convention Centre
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