I feel kinda goofy for posting back-to-back new songs by The National…but I’m getting really hyped about their new album, Trouble Will Find Me, which hits the street on May 21st. Another new song was posted out on YouTube yesterday called “Don’t Swallow the Cap”. Let’s give it a listen and put Friday in the right direction.
So we have a little under two months until the latest National album, Trouble Will Find Me, hits the street (May 21st), and I’m getting anxious. I adore The National and if I could have sex with anyone’s voice, it would be Matt Berninger’s voice…his…his voice is pure moonlight. Anyways, enough of the lovefest, let’s listen to one of the songs that will be featured on their new album, “I Need My Girl”.
Over the past year, I’ve been lucky enough to sneak out and see some really incredible shows. While it may have cut into my “album-buying” budget, all of the concerts impressed me in one way or another…or in some cases…absolutely floored me. So what concerts were good, great, jaw-dropping? What concerts should you put on your list to check out in 2012? Let’s find out…
Well, I’ve been to a few shows over the past months, and I haven’t written about any of them. It’s time to catch everyone up. Now some of these shows happened 3 months ago, so my memory is a little faded…but hell, let’s make some rash judgements anyways.
I’ve been a bad blogger over the past two weeks, but I’ll try and make it up to you with a song from The National. I love The National, and I’ve had this song in my head for over a week now. It’s a frightful metaphor about becoming a “zombie” in life…doing what is expected of him, trying not to disappoint anyone, becoming safe…
I think we all become scared of letting the ritual of everyday life stripping us of who we really are and what we really want…beating us down until we’re just zombies.
Don’t be a zombie this weekend. Break free and have some fun!
So I’m feeling a bit down tonight…I have no idea why…I guess it’s just the mood I’m in. Quiet. Overwhelmed. Jumbled. Contemplating the many things in my mind. So on that uplifting note, I think it’s a good time to review a darker piece of music. There’s nothing wrong with dark music, some of it is quite stunning. Lonely. Honest. Matt Berninger’s baritone voice dispenses moonlight on a dark night. Solitary, soft, and yet strong and piercing. High Violet is The National’s third masterpiece, in my opinion, and cements The National as one of my favorite bands of all time. Tonight, we’ll talk about one of my favorite songs off of High Violet, “England”