The National – High Violet

31.00

The National is an American rock band of Cincinnati, Ohio natives, formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1999.[1] The band consists of Matt Berninger (vocals), Aaron Dessner (guitar, piano, keyboards), Bryce Dessner (guitar, piano, keyboards), Scott Devendorf (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). The Guardian characterised the band as exploring “literate rock that presents at first as artily sombre, and eventually as one of the most nuanced 21st-century iterations of what used to be known as “college rock”. The National has been compared to Joy Division, Leonard Cohen, Interpol, Wilco, Depeche Mode and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and their lyrics have been described as “dark, melancholy and difficult to interpret. High Violet is their fifth album, released to widespread critical acclaimon on May 2010. The band produced the album themselves, assisted by Peter Katis with whom they worked on their previous albums Alligator and Boxer at their own studio in Brooklyn, New York, and at Katis’ Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The sculpture on the album cover was created by artist Mark Fox, and is called The Binding Force.

2 x Heavyweight Vinyl
Label: 4AD
Cat. # CAD3x03