The National have built so much hype over the last 5 years you’d be hard pressed not to visit a music website and not see their name constantly on top of either the best album of the year or most anticipated album of the year lists. With the release of “High Violet” this May The National again are getting indie kids and music geeks warming up the needle on their record player in anticipation of the newest release from this Brooklyn based band. 3 years since their last effort “Boxer” the band is packing an album full of melodic and deeply emotional indie rock songs that will surely live on well past their prime, this is a band with staying power and music us 20-somethings will be showing our kids 20 years from now.
The last time The National graced Vancouver with their presence was in the beautiful setting of Deer Lake Park opening for Modest Mouse and REM – while the line up is not quite as powerful the setting stays just as beautiful, they will perform in the wonderful Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park on September 10th. Now that might be a whole 4 months away but I assure you if you do not buy tickets now, you will be stuck sitting outside peering through the rips in the gate around the Bowl while struggling to hear Matt Berninger’s haunting yet seductive voice sing through the National’s classic back catalogue and future classics from their latest album.
Tickets are even fairly reasonably priced for a show of this calibre; did I mention the WALKMEN are opening? 44 dollars with all taxes included will get you a ticket and you better get it quick because this show will definitely sell out.
Check out “Terrible Love” the opening song from The National’s latest album “High Violet”
Also check out The Walkmen’s incredibly kick ass song “The Rat”
Written by: Mpah