The National share a new song and announce ‘A Lot Of Sorrow’ boxset

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ICYMI… In 2013, The National collaborated with an Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson on A Lot of Sorrow, a durational performance presented as part of MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions.

Kjartansson, who often uses repetitive performance to explore collective experience and emotion, invited The National to play their three-minute, twenty-five second song “Sorrow” live on stage, repeatedly and continuously, for six hours. This incredible feat of endurance has become legendary, and the audio recording of the performance will be released as a limited edition 1,500 run vinyl boxed set by 4AD / Remote Control.

The box set is $150 and all profits will be donated to Partners in Health, an organisation dedicated to improve the health of impoverished people worldwide. Purchasing vinyl and helping the world = win win!

The band have also shared a new single called ‘Sunshine On My Back’ which you can get for free if you purchase their documentary ‘Mistaken For Strangers’ here.

Listen to the gorgeous song here.


Remote Control received some top rankings in this year’s readers poll for Faster Louder

#46 The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer
#42 Sigur Rós – Kveikur
#41 Savages – Silence Yourself
#39 King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
#34 Atoms For Peace – Amok
#31 King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Float Along – Fill Your Lungs
#20 Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
#7 Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
#5 The National – Trouble Will Find Me
#2 Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

Read the full list here