The National

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  1. BenMal

    BenMal Well-Known Member

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    The National is my all time favorite band. They needed a thread here, so I made one.
    If you come into this thread only to disparage their name, you will be asked to leave.


    Looks like the new album is due out September 8, which is basically what I was thinking when the summer release date idea got squashed by Storf. It's a ways away, and these next few months are going to be especially tough to get through, but I'm very happy to finally soon have a new album by my favorite band.
     
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    Oh also, I soon will be taking a day out of my life to spin every single album by them (including duplicates, meaning I will spin each copy I have) and chronicling my thoughts. I've been wanting to do this for a long time now, and now I will. It's mainly for my own personal enjoyment.
     
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    I went to pre-order it, couldn't get on their site so ended up buying two t-shirts through their fb page instead...I blame them for me having no money left
     
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    That is a looooong lead in for 2017. They announced Trouble Will Find Me at the end of March and it was released in May I believe.
     
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    Woo. I'm seeing them at Glastonbury next month, not sure when they are playing for sure yet but the suggestion is they will sub Foo Fighters on the Pyramid Stage, which will probably mean the crowd will be full, but not full of The National fans. Excited for the new album but I'm hoping their set isn't too heavy on it, so many songs I want to hear. I was in a distinct minority at first when I preferred Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, I played the hell out of that before I paid much attention to the others, but now it has fell way down the pecking order.
     
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    Pre-orders aren't officially up anywhere yet, as far as I know.
     
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    aah that would explain that then!
     
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    Someone on Vinyl Collective found the published but un-announced 4AD pre-order link and posted it and people were placing orders. 4AD hid the page soon after.

    *Unless multiple users were just joking and doing a bit.
     
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    The band have not officially announced the date, title, or anything yet. It got leaked from someone else, which then was picked up by Pitchfork. I assume the band will continue their teasers tonight at midnight.
     
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    I'm dying to see them again. So, I hope there's a huge tour this fall-winter in the states. I do believe a lot of it will lean onto the new album, but I too would love to see some personal older favorites live. I still haven't seen "About Today" live in person, or "Available" with the Cardinal Song ending.
     
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    Well that explains people wanting to know about pre-order links right now.
     
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    It was very real haha
     

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    This will be my first time seeing them so it's gonna leave me wanting either way! How many times have you seen them? Surprised you've missed About Today.
     
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    I can't wait! Gonna spin a couple records right now!
     
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    oh shit.
     
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    I'm a bad fan. I've only been able to see them once. I completely missed them when they were on the TWFM tour, but I saw them on High Violet tour. I came into their music in between Boxer and High Violet, so there haven't been years and years of opportunities. Anyway, I'm making it a point to see them either once or twice when they announce these new tour dates.
     
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    Yeah just based purely on my excitement I ordered a shirt.
     
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    I mean, I get the #FOMO impulse and the "you can't win if you have shame about your game" philosophy but I think I might be hesitant to place an order on a leaked order page. Haha.
     
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    I figure the worst they can do is cancel it so
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    But I would know and I'd never forgive myself. And it'd rob me of my ability to lie to myself and say I'm above the posters on VC who leak pre-orders and gobble up copies before they're public. :D

    All kidding aside, they did the same thing with the Cake RSD box set pre-order and the set was practically already sold out before it was even released to the band's mailing list. The band told everyone to sign up to their newsletter and that they'd be the first to get access to the link, so it was kinda shitty. This wouldn't have been limited enough to sell out just from VC but I would still feel weird about invoking my "hey, its your fault for leaving it accessible!" rights as a customer.
     

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