Thursday, 8 April 2010

The National

Do you know a band called "The National"? It's an indie rock band from New York and they've collaborated with Sufjan Stevens on their album "Boxer" (2007) below. Matt Berninger, the singer has a deep voice - perfectly accompagned with beautiful instrumental arrangements. It's melancholic, dark and beautiful. You should listen to their songs "Fake Empire" - "Mistaken For Strangers" and "Start A War" from the album below.

They've also released an EP in 2008 "The Virginia EP" which comes with a documentary called "A Skin, A Night" and filmed by Vincent Moon, the creator of the amazing music platform "La Blogosphere". This EP is a little gem. Check the beautiful "Whithout Permission" song on your Spotify. This song is puuuure beauty!

I find their album cover absolutely beautiful - in line with the dark and pure atmosphere of their songs.
I saw them at Elysee Montmartre, maybe 4 years ago. Really good.