Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The National

The National - Little Faith
The National - Afraid of Everyone

This is quite exciting. Anticipation for High Violet has just about reached a fever pitch, especially among the Liquid Jesus peeps. One could easily narrow down the root of our impatience to something as base as us simply being suckers for excellent drinking music, but this time it's a bit more complicated than that. High Violet is much more than just great music to drink to. It's a tortured narrative and a swirling array of absolutely gorgeous orchestral compositions. It's darkly hypnotic and bleak and emotionally exhausted, but it's steeped in a strangely evocative, furrowed-brow kind of beauty. It was well worth the wait.

Highly recommended.

High Violet will be released on May 11th, courtesy of 4AD