Video: The National – “Guilty Party” From Sleep Well Beast, out September 8 on 4AD. I never really got the National until I heard the song “Bloodbuzz Ohio.” Now I like them, and I can no longer even hear the Joy Division references that turned me off when Boxer first brought them to my attention.
If you take your kid to a music fest, do not overpromise.
The Brooklyn via Cincinnati band’s most ambitious release to date.
In the beautiful and acoustically excellent Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, the National unites the crowd in the ephemeral joy of a great rock show.