As a part of the run-up to the release of their nearly perfect High Violet, The National recorded a three-song set in an abandoned mansion on the Hudson for Pitchfork. Dubbed The Castle Rock Session, the recordings have also turned into an EP. With questions about their edginess answered, looking lean and abrupt in black suits, Berninger and his mates storm around a forgotten living room, filing the dead with life. High Violet conversly is a living testament to triumph, revealing a band at the height of their abilities, making the album of their career. High Violet hits record stores tomorrow.
Listen :: The National - "Bloodbuzz Ohio"