RIYL: The Walkmen, Broken Social Scene, Local Natives

Label: 4AD

You know them, you love them.  Cincinnati-turned-Brooklyn indie rock gurus The National have finally readied album #7, their first full-length in almost 4 years.  Berninger and the boys’ have perfected their knack for channeling our inner melancholy and giving us a cathartic dose of anthemic rock and roll, and given the current sociopolitical landscape around us, The National should have plenty of material to fashion a charging album of glimmering hope.  Can’t wait to hear the rest, fellas, and I bought some extra tissue just in case.

4 AD have slung together two colorways for the album, and indie-exclusive on blue wax and a 4AD-exclusive white vinyl copy.  The word ‘limited’ has only been used for the blue vinyl, so if you’re looking for the rarer of the two, that’s most likely the choice for you.  Check out the happy-go-lucky single The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness below and grab your slab after the ‘buy’ link.

The Details

Available on standard 2xLP (white vinyl), limited indie exclusive 2xLP (blue vinyl), and CD.

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Price $20.99

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