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The National Debuts New Tune In Denmark

Enjoy 'A Thousand Black Cities' below. Download an MP3 at bottom of post.MP3: The National - Fake Empire - Source

The National Releases Trailer For Forthcoming Documentary

Enjoy a sneak peek into A Skin, A Night below. Visit The National at their official site. - Source

The National @ BAM: A River Full Of Lost Sharks

Last night marked my fourth time seeing the National since the release of their enthralling junior LP, Alligator. Surprisingly and/or thankfully their debut at the 2100-capacity Brooklyn Academy Of Music did not vary greatly from their standard riveting gigs over the course of the last three years. The show focused primarily on 2007's Boxer & the aforementioned, Alligator, as per usual. However, one key difference was the backing string and horn sections which added a much-adored texture and fullness to The National's aggregated sound. Another unexpected treat was a guest appearance by Sufjan Stevens whom tickled the ivories during 'Ada'. Along with a beautiful backdrop, perfect acoustics and a certain magic in the air, The National undoubtedly soared throughout the 90-minute gig. Visit the band at their official site. Enjoy some photos, the setlist & an MP3 below.Setlist: Start A War. Brainy. Baby We'll Be Fine. Slow Show. Secret Meeting. Mistaken For Strangers. Squalor Victoria. Abel. Wasp Nest. Racing Like A Pro. Ada. Apartment Story. Untitled New Song. Karen. Fake Empire... City Middle. Mr November. About Today. Gospel. - Source

Modest Mouse to open for REM on US tour

Modest Mouse and The National will open for REM on their forthcoming US tour.  Source