Friday, April 1, 2011

New Song By The National

I've gotten hooked on "You Think You Can Wait," the new single from The National. Its a sad, pretty song, less in keeping with their recent album "High Violet" (wow, is it really almost a year old now???) than it is with "So Far Around the Bend," "Ashamed of the Story I Told," and "Sleep All Summer," the fantastic series of one-offs they released for soundtracks and charity albums in 2009. As much as I enjoy hearing The National rock out, I think they really excel - and arguably nobody currently working in rock music matches them - at the mournful, heartfelt ballad.

Apparently The National wrote this song, for the soundtrack to the movie Win Win. In a related story, the CSD staff now wants to see the movie Win Win.

2 comments:

brian said...

Gorgeous song.

Tom said...

This is one of the best songs The National has done since Boxer.