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.


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"Bloodbuzz Ohio"


  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

  • Jul 10
    Manchester, UK The National at Castlefield Bowl
  • Jul 11
    Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival 2019
  • Jul 13
    London, UK Barclaycard British Summer Time 2019
  • Jul 16
    Hamburg, Germany The National at Stadtpark Freilichtb├╝hne
  • Aug 06
    Glasgow, UK The National at Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre
  • Aug 07
    Glasgow, UK The National at Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre
  • Aug 08
    Castelbuono, Italy Ypsigrock Festival 2019
  • Aug 14
    Paredes de Coura, Portugal Vodafone Paredes de Coura 2019
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