A friend and I were talking Sunday night about Boxer and how four months into 2008 no album has come close to it. I think Elbow’s The Seldom Seen Kid stands as the front-runner for me so far. Or it may just be that I’m forced to wait for every odd-numbered year for a National record (2005: Alligator; 2007: Boxer; 2009: ??).
A Skin, A Night is due out May 20 and comes with a 12-song CD called The Virginia EP.
The tracklisting for EP (via):
1) YOU’VE DONE IT AGAIN, VIRGINIA (previously unreleased)
2) SANTA CLARA (UK b-side)
3) BLANK SLATE (UK b-side)
4) TALL SAINT (demo)
5) WITHOUT PERMISSION (unreleased cover)
6) FOREVER AFTER DAYS (demo)
7) REST OF YEARS (demo)
8) SLOW SHOW (demo)
9) LUCKY YOU (daytrotter session)
10) MANSION ON THE HILL (live)
11) FAKE EMPIRE (live)
12) ABOUT TODAY (live)
Pre-order the DVD/EP at Insound.
Here’s the EP’s namesake (I’m assuming) performed last September on WOXY’s Lounge Acts.
The National | You’ve Done it Again, Virginia(live on WOXY’s Lounge Acts)