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

  • Oct 24
    Boston, MA, US The National at Agganis Arena
  • Oct 25
    New Orleans, LA, US Voodoo Music & Arts Experience 2019
  • Nov 25
    Warsaw, Poland The National at COS Torwar
  • Nov 26
    Berlin, Germany The National at Columbiahalle
  • Nov 27
    Berlin, Germany The National at Columbiahalle
  • Nov 29
    Copenhagen, Denmark The National at Royal Arena
  • Dec 01
    Bochum, Germany The National at RuhrCongress
  • Dec 02
    Cologne, Germany The National at Palladium
  • Dec 03
    Z├╝rich, Switzerland The National at Samsung Hall
  • Dec 04
    Munich, Germany The National at Zenith, Die Kulturhalle
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