SONG: Wake Up Your Saints by The National

I’ve been really enjoying the bonus material on The National’s recently released expanded version of High Violet. This song in particular is a gem, giving a little glimpse at what that “happy record” might have sounded like if they’d made it. It’s bouncier than any of its live iterations I’ve heard, what with that twinkling keys/horn interplay, and it’s got a swagger and style that few other National songs do (there are hand-snaps for goodness sake!).

mp3: The National – Wake Up Your Saints
from the album High Violet [Expanded Edition] (buy it here)

Also, the alternate version of “Terrible Love” is fast becoming my version-of-choice. So good, these guys.


  1. Brendan’s avatar

    Wow, if it wasn’t for his voice I might not think that it was them… I guess the horns are a good give away as well but really how many of their stuff bounces like that.

  2. Steve’s avatar

    This song is great.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *