The National play a new song on “Late Night”

Thursday, March 11th, 2010, 3:45 pm by Ben Salmon

The National‘s “High Violet” isn’t out for two more months, but the Cincinnati-via-Brooklyn band stopped by Jimmy Fallon’s house last night to debut one of its tunes, called “Terrible Love.” In doing so, they pushed my level of excitement for this album through the roof. This is classic National: brooding vocals, killer drums, shards of guitar fluttering about, and a crescendo into a crest of noise. This band crescendos like no other I’ve ever heard. Have a listen, and sorry about the advertisement:

Pretty awesome stuff. If “High Violet” is in the same league as “Boxer” and “Alligator,” The National will cement their status as my favorite band.

(I saw it at Stereogum.)

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One Response to “The National play a new song on “Late Night””

  1. Scott Halvorson says:

    Nice one, thanks for the heads up, hadn’t heard this yet. I still spin Boxer on a pretty regular basis. I have high hopes for this album, and this is a good start.

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