The National

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  • MysteryTrainMysteryTrain SingaporePosts: 1,166
    Benzor wrote:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p017fh37

    Live session with 'Demons', 'Heaven Faced', and the incredible 'Graceless'. All are good but 'Graceless' is the next great National song.

    Graceless sounds pretty great. Love Matt's scream at the end.
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,637
    reesdog wrote:
    Heard Demon's' on the radio yesterday and today, first listen I was a bit...meh, second listen, yes this could be really good. A grower I'm thinking...

    Ive always thought their music is a grower. Only a few of their tunes are pretty immediate. Usually the rockers. Demons is one of those growers. That last verse starting with the Sun coming up in New York is just phenomenal.
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,203
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,637
    Best band.

    Sorry Pearl Jam.
  • BenzorBenzor Posts: 886
    Best band.

    Sorry Pearl Jam.

    I actually agree with this. Pearl Jam was my favorite band of my teen years but that National have passed them as I've gotten older.
  • coopcoop Posts: 10
    Benzor wrote:
    Best band.

    Sorry Pearl Jam.

    I actually agree with this. Pearl Jam was my favorite band of my teen years but that National have passed them as I've gotten older.

    I think nothing will ever surpass PJ for me, but I got tickets to go see the National in London in November today and I can't wait!

    I'm loving "don't swallow the cap", looking forward to the new album.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,855
    I just discovered this band recently thanks to their mention on these boards, and I am really loving them! :thumbup: Thanks 10C members with your good taste in music. :)

    (they are no as good as PJ (or several other bands) though, IMO. ;) But they are awesome ).
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  • EZ1221CEZ1221C Posts: 2,645
    Can't wait for Trouble Will Find Me. Love everything that I've heard so far, but my favorites so far have been Graceless and I Need My Girl. If this album lives up to expectations, it will easily be album of the year, at least in my mind.
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  • rw160510rw160510 Posts: 418
    Just in case anyone is interested the national have just announced they are releasing the full 6 hour performance of sorrow at moma in 2013 as a ltd 9 lp box set. Details can be found on their twitter feed Or alotofsorrow.com. only 1500 copies apparently.
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 7,289
    I like the National - but this seems a bit much
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  • rw160510rw160510 Posts: 418

    I like the National - but this seems a bit much

    I completely agree. I just figured that many of us here are vinyl junkies and some people might be upset if they missed it. £120 is way too rich for me.
  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,332
    Cool concept and intriguing to have it offered on vinyl....but I dunno, that's a long time to listen to the same song repeatedly. Would def be an interesting meditative experience.
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 7,289
    you could always play it on repeat
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  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,332

    you could always play it on repeat

    Ha. Will be interesting to hear if they changed subtle inflections and instrumentations from song to song based on that particular moment during the performance. Say one version may be colored melancholy (aren't most of their songs??...ha) while three versions of it later may contain more of an energetic burst.
  • offhegoes32offhegoes32 Posts: 333
    Has anyone seen the documentary Mistaken For Strangers yet? About the lead singer and his brother's relationship. Just saw it pop up available on demand on cable and wondering if it's worth a watch from someone who's seen it.
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  • scurtisscurtis Posts: 2,096
    edited April 2015
    I don't think it's the same song on a loop over six hours is it, I assumed it was like a six hour jam session to the tune of Sorrow...?

    I have to admit, I'm intrigued by the concept, but I won't be spending that kind of coin on it.
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  • AndySlashAndySlash Posts: 3,046
    scurtis said:

    I don't think it's the same song on a loop over six hours is it, I assumed it was like a six hour jam session to the tune of Sorrow...?

    I have to admit, I'm intrigued by the concept, but I won't be spending that kind of coin on it.

    they played the song over and over again, apparently 108 times, and i remember reading there was one version with no drums as the drummer went to the bathroom or something.
    the plural of vinyl is vinyl
  • rw160510rw160510 Posts: 418

    Has anyone seen the documentary Mistaken For Strangers yet? About the lead singer and his brother's relationship. Just saw it pop up available on demand on cable and wondering if it's worth a watch from someone who's seen it.

    It's definitely worth a watch. I really enjoyed it. Definitely more about the relationship between them than the music.
  • scurtisscurtis Posts: 2,096
    AndySlash said:

    scurtis said:

    I don't think it's the same song on a loop over six hours is it, I assumed it was like a six hour jam session to the tune of Sorrow...?

    I have to admit, I'm intrigued by the concept, but I won't be spending that kind of coin on it.

    they played the song over and over again, apparently 108 times, and i remember reading there was one version with no drums as the drummer went to the bathroom or something.
    Thanks, as much as I can appreciate the art of it and the discipline, the jam session I could get behind, not the same song on repeat.
    "Born on third, thinks he got a triple."
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 27,039
    Anybody hear Matt Berninger side project, EL VY? Pretty good stuff



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  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 7,289
    edited October 2015
    Like it - too much touring has made him crazy and that's a good thing.
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  • kasedougkasedoug The Golden StatePosts: 2,369
    Like what I've heard of EL VY so far. Had tickets to see them at the Troubadour coming up in a week and a half but gave them up to see The National play a benefit show in the same venue two weeks ago (National actually debuted a new song called "Roman Candle" at the show).
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,855
    edited November 2015
    Yeah, @smarchee recommended EL VY to me, and am just listening now. Like what I'm hearing so far! Not so sure it's exactly filling a hole that needed filling or anything (uhhh, that's what she said!!) - it's pretty similar to The National simply because of Matt's super distinctive voice - but it's good music for sure. Would consider buying the album(s?). :)
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  • dmbkcdmbkc Posts: 53
    Fake Empire is a great song!
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    'Return To The Moon' - great album! I really like EL VY
    As for The National, I love them :)
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  • RobbyD462RobbyD462 Victoria BCPosts: 4,525
    I really like Boxer and Alligator.
    This band has a way of growing on you.
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  • rw160510rw160510 Posts: 418
    They're teasing new music this morning at Americanmary. com
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 7,289
    rw160510 said:
    They're teasing new music this morning at Americanmary. com
    Cool - it's been awhile and they toured forever with the last one
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