Thursday, April 10, 2008

New DVD + EP From The National

One of my personal favorite American bands of the 2000s is The National. Both of their last two albums (Alligator and Boxer) ended up as the #2 albums in the BAGeL Radio end-of-year charts in their respective years(2007, 2005), so it is most exciting to hear that any new National music will be forthcoming. In this case it is an EP of previously unreleased stuff plus a DVD filmed mostly during the recording of Boxer. Hat tip to The Tripwire for the heads up.

Check out the trailer below.

P.S. - It was so hard to pick a song to include as part of this post. Seriously, Boxer and Alligator are both exceptional, and there are plenty of worthy songs on their earlier albums, too. Check them out if you like what you see/hear in the trailer and over at my MOG page.

P.P.S. - They are amazing live, too. When they are on, it can be a religious experience. When they are ill and singer Matt (pictured above at Bimbo's in SF) can hardly sing, they're still great.

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