The National’s new record won’t be released until May 11th, but they debuted the lead track, “Terrible Love” on Fallon Wednesday night. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Guitarist Aaron Dessner called the new album “darker and meaner” as well as “catchier like a pop album,” which to me sounds like the musical equivalent of a “realistic down-to-earth show that’s completely off the wall and swarming with magic robots.”
Anyway, this isn’t the sort of thing that I ordinarily write about, because I’m always six months to a year behind on what the cool kids are listening to. But dammit if I don’t love The National. You know how I bought two tickets to Conan’s live show even though I don’t have a friend to take? Well, I bought FOUR tickets to a National concert in July. I can’t even try to justify that. It’s like I assume my love of something will magically generate friends. But as my love of public indecency has shown, that’s not the case at all.
(Hulu video below in case the YouTube gets pulled)