For some reason, the session was delivered through my podcast subscription even though the WOXY shows it airing today (Monday). Not that I’m complaining. I urge you to listen (2 p.m. eastern time) to hear the interview, as well.
The three-song session is acoustic with singer Matt Berninger and bassist Aaron Dessner, who were kind enough to treat us to the B-side You’ve Done It Again Virginia from the Lit Up single (buy here).
Boxer still stands as my favorite album of the year, and I imagine seeing the National live will only serve to reinforce that. It would take a mighty effort to unseat Boxer from its perch (the New Pornographers’ Challengers is rising fast, but I don’t think it will overtake Boxer).
The National, WOXY Lounge Acts, 9/23/07:
Apartment Story. You’ve Done It Again Virginia. Mistaken for Strangers.