February 26, 2007

The National: New Album and Dates

The National have spent over a year working on the follow-up to 2005's Alligator, and have announced the release date and title. Boxer will be on store shelves May 22nd with the band planning a heavy tour schedule (US, Europe), but they've got some dates for the near future below.

Buy Alligator here.
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Here's the tracklist for Boxer [May 22 - Beggars]:
01 Fake Empire
02 Mistaken for Strangers
03 Brainy
04 Squalor Victoria
05 Green Gloves
06 Slow Show
07 Apartment Story
08 Start a War
09 Guest Room
10 Racing Like a Pro
11 Ada
12 Gospel

I am very excited about this record, this band is one of my favourites and the one and only show I've seen of their's was simply one of the best I've witnessed.
Some Older MP3s:
lit up [remix]

Upcoming Dates:
05-22 London, England - Astoria
05-23 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
05-25 Berlin, Germany - Magnet
05-28 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
05-29 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #
05-30 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
05-31 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom $

* with the Broken West
# with Doveman
^ with My Brightest Diamond
$ with Elysian Fields

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