Friday, March 23, 2007

The National - "Fake Empire"

The first time I listened to Alligator I was pulling an all-nighter at work. In need of a break, I retreated into the dark recesses of my office, turned the lights off, put the acclaimed 2005 release on and got completely blown away. Something similar just happened. Granted, it was only one track, and, granted, it came from a place I have come to avoid, but what a pleasant surprise for a Friday. It builds and builds. And when you think it is done, the horns hover in. It comes alive in your ears, and it is too good not to post. Excitement doesn't quite cover it. Bonnaroo, here we come.

MP3: The National - "Fake Empire"

When that link runs out, you can keep listening at The National's Official Site.

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