May 21, 2006

THE NATIONAL :: One of the Best

The National are one of the best bands in music today. No question. Whether it be on record, or on stage, this band has it all. Subtlety and force, power and finesse, the members of this band strike a beautiful balance in their music. And Matt Berninger, the singer and lyricist, brings a drunken neurotic edge to the words he pens. An edge which becomes much sharper when the band clambers onto a stage... you must see this band live.

The National are one of the first bands I came across after starting this blog... and they have only improved over the past two years.

They are in New York tonight...

21 May: WEBSTER HALL, New York, NY // Purchase Tickets Now >>
** NOTE: All tickets for 21 May at BOWERY BALLROOM will be honored at WEBSTER HALL

UK - May 2006
28 May: GLASGOW ACADEMY, Glasgow, UK // w/ Editors // SOLD OUT
29 May: APOLLO, Manchester, UK // w/ Editors // SOLD OUT
30 May: BRIXTON ACADEMY, London, UK // w/ Editors // SOLD OUT
31 May: KOKO, London, UK // SOLD OUTUS - July 2006
30 July: PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL, Chicago IL // Purchase Tickets Now >>

from Alligator 2005
+ secret meeting [live]
+ abel
from Cherry Tree 2004
+ cherry tree
from Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers 2003
+ patterns of fairytales
+ fashion coat

Buy The National here.


Previous Posts w/ The National
Alligator review
Mix of Mp3s
(there are more posts... but for some reason the blogger search isn't finding all of them)

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I forgot that eMusic (whose 50 free downloads promotion ends June 1st) has three albums, Alligator, The National s/t debut, and Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers... get them here.

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