New National!

Taking a quick break from Elliott Smith — and you know I’d only do this if it was really worth it — because the National, the best band in America not named Wilco, has released an MP3 from its forthcoming album, Boxer.

It’s piano-based, hypnotic and pretty incredible, especially when things get weird and great at the end. But you know the drill with these guys, just listen to it.

The National – “Fake Empire”: mp3

(Boxer is due on Beggars Banquet on May 22)


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