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 11
    Philadelphia, PA, US The National with Courtney Barnett at Mann Center for the Performing Arts
  • Jun 12
    Brooklyn, NY, US The National with Courtney Barnett at Prospect Park Bandshell
  • Jun 13
    Brooklyn, NY, US The National with Courtney Barnett at Prospect Park Bandshell
  • Jun 16
    Atlanta, GA, US The National with Courtney Barnett at Coca-Cola Roxy
  • Jun 17
    Saint Augustine, FL, US The National with Courtney Barnett at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
  • Jun 19
    Washington, DC, US The National with Courtney Barnett at The Anthem
  • Jun 20
    Portland, ME, US The National with Courtney Barnett at Thompson’s Point
  • Jun 21
    Montreal, QC, Canada The National at Place des Arts
  • Jun 22
    Hamilton, ON, Canada The National with Alvvays, Hayden, Jennifer Castle, and 1 more… at Pier 8
  • Jun 24
    Columbus, OH, US The National with Courtney Barnett at EXPRESS LIVE!
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