January 2, 2013

New songs from The National, but some are still kinda old

I love The National. They were one of those bands that took a while to get into my brain, but now that they're there there's no getting out.

It's been over two years since they released High Violet and I don't think I'm alone in wishing they'd release their next album.

In the meantime, they have been teasing out some songs. Yes, most of these were actually from 2011, but I haven't put them up before so I'll feature a bunch here, from oldest to newest.

"Think You Can Wait" from the Film Win Win

"Exile Vilify" from the game Portal 2

Here are "Rylan" and "I Need My Girl" recorded in December 2011 for Q on CBC Radio.

They've also been busy doing songs for TV shows:

"The Rains of Castamere" for Game of Thrones

"I'll See You in My Dreams" for Boardwalk Empire

"Thanksgiving Song" from Bob's Burgers.

And most recently, they played three new songs at All Tomorrow's Parties: