March 11, 2010

It takes an ocean not to break

The excitement thrumming hot in my veins as The National kicked off my first listen of the opening track on their forthcoming album High Violet was nearly overwhelming:

Terrible Love (live on Fallon) – The National

I’m also gobsmacked by the album art, which sort of reminds me of this image. High Violet is out May 11 on 4AD.


Tagged with .


  • holy crap THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME ABOUT THIS TODAY. I nearly forgot.

    Linds — March 11, 2010 @ 12:28 pm


    This. is. awesome.

    Doug — March 11, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

  • doug, i felt The. Same. Way.

    browneheather — March 11, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

  • Is it just me or can one listen to the national continuously?

    May 11 is to far away, but I’ve lined up tickets to three shows to compensate.

    Mike — March 11, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

  • Holy Sh*t that was great. Can’t wait.

    Rory — March 11, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

  • i believe it’s ‘It takes a notion not to break. . .’

    chris — March 11, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

  • Fascinating. yes, that makes good sense too….

    browneheather — March 11, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

  • personally – im not sure myself. . .

    chris — March 11, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

  • i kinda like ocean better, in its ambiguity. it takes an ocean of something — we just don’t know what…

    browneheather — March 11, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

  • Agreed. If it’s not ‘ocean’ it should be :)
    Once again THANKS Heather. As a follower from london you’ve introduced me YET AGAIN to a group that has pretty much zero coverage (that i’ve seen) in the UK.

    jonathan l — March 12, 2010 @ 2:03 pm

  • AMAZING performance, I have been listening to this constantly since it aired!… and kudos to Jimmy Fallon for having the best musical guests in late night!

    danh42 — March 12, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

  • NICE….

    Can’t wait for new stuff from The National! I spent, like, two months listening to the unofficial “Runaway” song! I’m digging the tempo shifts in this new song. Many years ago, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin taught me the wonder of such tempo shifts within a song. (See “Happy.”)

    Thanks for sharing; I missed them on Fallon. :)

    xury32 — March 29, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

Comments RSS

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Subscribe to this tasty feed.
I tweet things. It's amazing.

Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel."
—Hunter S. Thompson

Mp3s are for sampling purposes, kinda like when they give you the cheese cube at Costco, knowing that you'll often go home with having bought the whole 7 lb. spiced Brie log. They are left up for a limited time. If you LIKE the music, go and support these artists, buy their schwag, go to their concerts, purchase their CDs/records and tell all your friends. Rock on.

View all Interviews → View all Shows I've Seen →