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Live Gig Video: Justin Vernon of Bon Iver duets with the National on ‘Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks’ in Toronto

 
By on Friday, 16th December 2011 at 2:00 pm
 

Recently for a special CBC show, the National (pictured above) teamed up with Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon for a unique duet on ‘Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks’, from the National’s last album ‘High Violet’.

For some of you, this is probably your wet dream (not mine, but diff’rent strokes for diff’rent folks and all that), so enjoy it below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIY3duxQvIc[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #440: The National

 
By on Monday, 28th March 2011 at 6:00 pm
 

Here’s the new video for ‘Conversation 16’, from the National‘s album released last year, ‘High Violet’. The President of the United States is a woman and…well, judging from the YouTube comments, there are some conflicting ideas on what exactly this video is about. Is it political? Is it a universal story of love lost? Tell us what you think in the comments.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg5geyUlU4Y[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #383: The National

 
By on Wednesday, 3rd November 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

American band the National released an ‘alternate’ video for a live version of their song ‘Terrible Love’ featuring none other than some of their fans. Pretty adorable. Oh, and it also has bits and pieces of their backstage lives during their last tour of America. One YouTube user commented, “this really is the best video I’ve seen this year! It’s not groundbreaking or innovative, but it is heartfelt and real.” Totally agree.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efg1h0EzLeE[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #275: The National

 
By on Sunday, 13th June 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

For all their pretentiousness and hipster cool, we’ve got to accept that Pitchfork is now one of the biggest music media outlets there are, and one of the few that has the clout to take The National to an abandoned castle on the Hudson River and get them to play a few songs. This is plain and simply beautiful, and perfect for dealing with that introspective Sunday feeling.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgwcGHz3BNY[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #243: The National

 
By on Wednesday, 12th May 2010 at 6:05 pm
 

I’m not going to lie – I kind of love The National. This is their new video for lead single off their stunning new album, High Violet that Emmy reviewed last week, and is suitably dark and morose.

Watch and loose yourself in the melancholy for a bit with this….

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/11653518[/vimeo]

 

Preview: Electric Picnic 2010

 
By on Friday, 7th May 2010 at 4:00 pm
 

Electric Picnic has been regarded by some as Ireland’s answer to Glastonbury. Judging by the line-up released on Wednesday, I’d argue it might have a more interesting bill than Glasto this year. ’70s glam rockers Roxy Music will play their first Irish festival performance ever at Electric Picnic, after having reformed long after we diehards had assumed they’d never play together ever again. I think seeing Bryan Ferry croon his way through ‘Love is the Drug’ and ‘Avalon’ is worth the price of admission alone.

However, if Roxy isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other wonderful acts to ring your bell. London electronica act Leftfield have decided to come out of hibernation to play selected festivals this year, including a headlining set at Electric Picnic; Bristol’s Massive Attack (pictured above) will also headline. Expect an epic dance party with these two along with sets by Booka Shade, Hot Chip, the Bloody Beetroots, LCD Soundsystem, Liquid Liquid, Friendly Fires and the Big Pink. Indie rock will also be well represented by appearances by the Fall, the National, the Horrors, Eels and Modest Mouse.

This year’s festival will take place at Stradbally Hall, County Laois, Ireland, on 3-5 September 2010. Weekend camping tickets are €240 (approximately £206) per adult (up to two children under the age of 14 are allowed to attend per paying adult, and all children must be pre-registered through the festival Web site). Please note that except for children who are pre-registered this way, the festival is 18+ and photo ID may need to be presented on-site. Camper van tickets are €60 (approximately £52). Tickets for the festival can be purchased from Ticketmaster.


Catch the full lineup (so far as of Wednesday 05 May) after the cut…

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