Stream The National’s New Album High Violet

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Taking a cue from NPR’s Exclusive First Listen Series, The New York Times is getting into the streaming-album-preview game, choosing The National’s High Violet as their inaugarul LP. The album is the Brooklyn-based band’s first in three years, following 2008’s critically-acclaimed Boxer, one of the year’s top-rated indie rock records.

Says R.E.M.’s Mike Mills of The National’s live show, “This is the most amazing thing I’ve heard in years.” Adds singer Michael Stipe, “It’s instantaneous. It touches you.”

The album will stream here until April 27, and will hit stores May 11 via 4AD records.

Upcoming tour dates:

04-22 Richmond, VA – The National
04-23 Richmond, VA – The National
05-05 London, England – Electric Ballroom
05-06 London, England – Royal Albert Hall
05-07 Paris, France – Le Zenith *
05-08 Berlin, Germany – Huxley’s Neue Welt
05-09 Berlin, Germany – Astra
05-21 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
05-22 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern #
05-23 San Diego, CA – Spreckels Theatre #
05-26 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
05-27 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre #
05-29 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Festival
06-02 Boston, MA – House of Blues %
06-03 Boston, MA – House of Blues %
06-04 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory %
06-05 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory %
06-06 Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall %
06-08 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall %
06-09 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall %
06-11-13 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
06-16 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall %
07-14 Munich, Germany – Rathausplatz
07-16 Southwold, England – Latitude Festival
07-16-18 Lisbon, Portugal – Super Bock Super Rock
07-27 Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park ^
07-31 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival
09-3-5 Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic

* with Pavement
# with Ramona Falls
^ with Beach House
% with the Antlers

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