Archive for the ‘High Violet’ Tag

Tune of Today

It’s the same story as The National last year when they released High Violet, with this new TV on The Radio album I feel like I’m trying to catch up with an ultra-cool band with whom I should be much better acquainted. Today saw me spin their latest LP Nine Types of Light for the fist time and I must say almost any track could have slotted into this post. It’s a fantastic album that made a cracking first impression. But it was the penultimate tune ‘Forgotten’ which just about stood out most. It immediately sucks you in as if you’ve been singing along to it for years.

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Video: The National – Terrible Love (Alternate Version)

While the video to the original single, take from High Violet, one of the stand out albums of 2010, ticked all the boxes for such a powerful tune from such a stylish band, director Tom Berninger has captured a different side to The National in the video for the alternate version. They’re not just about sharp suits and brilliant songs, they like to act the maggot too.