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