Stranded In Stereo: The National: Documentary DVD, New "EP"

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The National: Documentary DVD, New "EP"

It was almost a year ago when The National graced us all with this little album called Boxer. By the year's end, it was included on many year end lists, and topped many (including Paste and some silly blog you are reading right now.) At the same time, the band announced a web site featuring clips from the documentary A Skin, A Night, filmed during the recording of Boxer by Takeaway Show and current R.E.M. do-gooder Vincent Moon. And here we are a year later, and the documentary is finally going to see the light of day, and with an extra goody as well for hardcore fans of the band.

A Skin, A Night + The Virginia EP
will be out from the lovely folks at Beggars on May 20th, about 52 weeks after Boxer was unleashed. While the DVD will be the documentary fans have waited to see over the last year, the "EP" will feature 12 tracks (hence why I keep writing "EP," it's like the Fiery Furnaces EP which had 10 songs) culling together b-sides, demos, radio sessions, and two brand new songs. To quote Borat, I very excite.

The Virginia EP:
1. You Done it Again, Virginia
2. Santa Clara
3. Blank Slate

4. Tall Saint

5. Without Permission

6. Forever After Days

7. Rest Of Years

8. Slow Show

9. Lucky You

10. Mansion On The Hill
11. Fake Empire
12. About Today

Until then, the band will play Coachella and a one-off at Messiah College (back near my home land! Yay Central PA!) before hitting the road with that R.E.M. band some people know and Modest Mouse.

05/23 Vancouver--Deer Lake Park
05/29 Los Angeles--Hollywood Bowl
05/31 Berkeley--The Greek Theatre
06/03 Denver--Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06/06 Chicago--United Center
06/08 Toronto--Molson Amphitheatre
06/10 Raleigh--Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
06/11 Washington, DC--Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/13 Boston--Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
06/14 Long Island--Jones Beach Theater
06/18 Philadelphia--Mann Center for the Performing Arts
06/19 New York City--Madison Square Garden
06/21 Atlanta--Lakewood Amphitheatre


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