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they don't seem to have a thread. thoughts on the new album? the upcoming tour?

jackl, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 17:32 (fifteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
there was this thread;
http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=41&threadid=41484
i am pretty excited about boxer but don't wanna spoil it by dloading. the whole album is streaming on their myspace. i'd think them not getting love was just an ilx demographic thing but the hold steady get enough love and there's a bunch of similarities between 'em. maybe not musical but conceptually.

acrobat, Friday, 18 May 2007 16:07 (fifteen years ago) link

six years pass...

Anyone else catch "Mistaken for Strangers", the documentary ostensibly by Matt Beringer's brother Tom? Highly enjoyable.

akm, Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:01 (eight years ago) link

In a way, aren't we all Matt Beringer's brother?

franklin, Saturday, 19 April 2014 05:50 (eight years ago) link

Its weird how they've basically become shorthand for indie's more insufferable tendencies. (Note: I might find this weird bcz I have never listened to a Ntl song)

Drugs A. Money, Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:04 (eight years ago) link

I don't think the National or their tendencies are insufferable at all.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 19 April 2014 12:36 (eight years ago) link

I was mistaken for a stranger the other day!

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 19 April 2014 12:47 (eight years ago) link

I listened to them and they weren't as good as Steve Reich, p insufferable

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Saturday, 19 April 2014 13:08 (eight years ago) link

The documentary is great. I literally both laughed and cried during it. I wonder if people who don't have brothers would enjoy this movie as much as I did.

très hip (Treeship), Sunday, 27 April 2014 03:29 (eight years ago) link

Good show in the rain last night!

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 27 April 2014 03:31 (eight years ago) link

drinking pink rabbits?

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 27 April 2014 22:24 (eight years ago) link

should have. Too much wine mixed with beer = worst hangover.

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 28 April 2014 03:16 (eight years ago) link

no rain on sunday night, and also not sold out so it was probably a little less crowded. this was the best of the three shows of theirs I've seen.

akm, Monday, 28 April 2014 23:01 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

"Mistaken for Strangers" is one of the most honest and affecting movies I've seen in a long time.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 21 June 2014 03:03 (eight years ago) link

Really?

i reject your shiny expensive consumerist stereo system (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 21 June 2014 03:55 (eight years ago) link

thought it was crap tbh

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 21 June 2014 07:12 (eight years ago) link

Why? I thought it was a relatively unique glimpse of what it's like to live in the shadow of a successful older sibling, who happens to sing in a popular band. I found it interesting to watch the two work through their issues via the erstwhile band doc. Tom's incompetence is both funny and sad, but there are aspects of his personality that the movie hints at rather than hits you over the head with (problems with alcohol and depression), traits he may happen to share with his big bro, who respectively channels those things into the National. There's a nice theme of finding what you're good at and focusing on that; lots of people are sort of charmed or envious of Tom's guilelessness and general happiness, but because he's not as overtly successful as Matt, he has trouble seeing those traits as attributes, which leads to failure paralysis. A lot of narrative pieces sort of luckily fell into place here - an ostensible doc about a band with three sets of brothers, made by the one brother not in the band - though I suspect the project was probably saved by Berninger's wife, who knows a thing or two about editing. Regardless, a lot of accidental insight, like Tom literally clutching on to Matt's mic cord for dear life as Matt hurtles forward, Tom dragging behind ...

I dunno. I just found it , like I said, honest and affecting. I watched it with my wife, who doesn't listen to the National and usually doesn't like rock docs and even as the movie made itself clear, found it sort of painful to watch, but was ultimately surprised by its poignancy.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 21 June 2014 12:50 (eight years ago) link

That description is not helping.

Herbie Handcock (Murgatroid), Saturday, 21 June 2014 19:12 (eight years ago) link

i thought it was great.

Bee OK, Saturday, 21 June 2014 19:15 (eight years ago) link

Josh, your description makes me want to see the movie now.

banjoboy, Sunday, 22 June 2014 17:55 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, I like The National but really had no interest in seeing this until I read Josh's description.

intheblanks, Sunday, 22 June 2014 18:43 (eight years ago) link

five years pass...

fuck this band

there are so many glimpses of good things and then it's just npr

mookieproof, Sunday, 15 September 2019 03:29 (three years ago) link

okay

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 15 September 2019 03:37 (three years ago) link

hey it's a baritone

mookieproof, Sunday, 15 September 2019 04:02 (three years ago) link

Mistaken for Strangers was good. I didn't love it but it's solid and good.

New national album is good. I also don't love 100% of it but it's good.

I love seeing the National live. They're reliably entertaining and energetic and for a 'rock band' frontman who sings mopey songs Matt is really gerat on stage and his crowd-wandering stuff is always fun.

akm, Sunday, 15 September 2019 14:29 (three years ago) link

there are so many glimpses of good things and then it's just npr

omg

Our Borad Could Be Your Trife (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 15 September 2019 14:33 (three years ago) link

npr: there are so many glimpses of good things and then it's just chris thile

akm, Sunday, 15 September 2019 14:46 (three years ago) link

npr: there are so many glipses of good things and then it's just kai ryssdal

akm, Sunday, 15 September 2019 14:46 (three years ago) link

I was under the impression that Brooklyn was some kind of artistic hotbed in the 00s, kind of a bummer that one of their most successful exports is a plain ole meat and potatoes moody rock band with bad singing

Sorry!

brimstead, Sunday, 15 September 2019 22:32 (three years ago) link

ten months pass...

This is maybe gonna sound weird but my whole life I thought this band had both black and white members and I just looked at a picture of them for the first time ever and.... they're all white! OK I don't really know how I formed this misapprehension.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 24 July 2020 14:30 (two years ago) link

yeeaahhh me neither

this has been the best year fuiud (rip van wanko), Friday, 24 July 2020 16:29 (two years ago) link

pfffft, i a bet a bunch of people on this thread go into other threads and stan for fuckin' kanye

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 24 July 2020 16:30 (two years ago) link

tfw u realize you've mixed up The National with TV on the Radio for 15 years

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 25 July 2020 20:38 (two years ago) link

this band sounds like a glass of milk being poured

lumen (esby), Saturday, 25 July 2020 20:40 (two years ago) link

any tracks in particular?

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:07 (two years ago) link

The entirety of I Am Easy to Find, except it doesn't actually taste like milk.

pomenitul, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:13 (two years ago) link

this band sounds like a glass of milk being poured

― lumen (esby)

no, that sounds like something i'd actually want to listen to

for instance, here is the sound of an egg being fried for 12 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3_7yhf1GiM

i certainly can't recommend the record on gustatory grounds

Kate (rushomancy), Saturday, 25 July 2020 22:00 (two years ago) link

Why are they called The National? It's always rubbed me the wrong way.

pomenitul, Saturday, 25 July 2020 22:04 (two years ago) link

National Front was taken haha

this has been the best year fuiud (rip van wanko), Saturday, 25 July 2020 23:35 (two years ago) link

tfw u realize you've mixed up The National with TV on the Radio for 15 years

Oh I do think this is exactly what happened, it looks like both these bands came out around the same time and were from New York and made a bunch of indie-ish records I never heard, I did not exactly think they were the same band but maybe I thought one was a side project or offshoot of the other.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 26 July 2020 00:23 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Amazon has an incorrect tracklist for the Belle & Sebastian album out Friday. I thought it was somebody's parody titles but googling tells me this is for the new album by The National (based on them playing two of these songs live). Have they announced a new album yet or should I start a new-album detective agency?

1 Once Upon A Poolside (feat. Sufjan Stevens)
2 Eucalyptus
3 New Order T-Shirt
4 This Isn't Helping (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
5 Tropic Morning News
6 Alien
7 The Alcott (With Taylor Swift)
8 Grease In Your Hair
9 Ice Machines
10 Your Mind Is Not Your Friend (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
11 Send For Me

erasingclouds, Monday, 9 January 2023 15:58 (four weeks ago) link

Obviously Belle & Sebastian and the National have merged into one group, Belle & Sebastional.

birdistheword, Monday, 9 January 2023 17:45 (four weeks ago) link

The Boy With The Alligator Strap

Evan, Monday, 9 January 2023 18:07 (four weeks ago) link

looking forward to future dad rock staple, New Order T-Shirt

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Monday, 9 January 2023 19:56 (four weeks ago) link

anyway, they are playing bottlerock in napa in May so I assume they have a new album on the way and that tracklist looks likely. glad to see Phoebe all over it.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Monday, 9 January 2023 22:38 (four weeks ago) link

glad that "weird goodbyes" apparently isn't on it because it wasn't very good

ufo, Monday, 9 January 2023 22:41 (four weeks ago) link

Phoebe seems to be everywhere.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 January 2023 23:04 (four weeks ago) link

There might still be other songs on the album (even "Weird Goodbyes"?). Somebody pointed out, given the way this leaked, that the 11 track limit might match the number of tracks on the B&S album this appeared under by mistake, not the full number on The National album.

erasingclouds, Tuesday, 10 January 2023 17:20 (four weeks ago) link

1 Once Upon A Poolside (feat. Sufjan Stevens)
2 Eucalyptus
3 New Order T-Shirt

wtf

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 January 2023 17:24 (four weeks ago) link

“once upon a poolside” has got to be the most national song title of all time

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 January 2023 17:29 (four weeks ago) link

If you'd said "By the Poolside I Sat and Wept," maybe.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 January 2023 17:32 (four weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdU0qwZKLfU

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 18:03 (two weeks ago) link

leaked tracklist was accurate. album is 47 minutes long (thank god) (even though i liked the last one's sprawl)

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 18:04 (two weeks ago) link

not as good as their past two lead singles but it's decent

ufo, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 21:41 (two weeks ago) link

why do you feat. Phoebe Bridgers but With Taylor Swift?

corrs unplugged, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:22 (two weeks ago) link

Maybe she co-wrote the song with them, and the others are just featured on songs that the band wrote?

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:24 (two weeks ago) link

yeah possible

corrs unplugged, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:39 (two weeks ago) link


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