The National will release “I Need My Girl” as the next single from 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me, and the B-side of that single will feature the band covering “Learning,” the title track from Perfume Genius’ 2010 debut album. This version originally appeared on the Japanese deluxe vinyl of Trouble, but is only now on sale digitally. It’s a good choice of song/artist for the Brooklyn band, and they both maintain the integrity and raw emotional power of the original while making it distinctly their own. Listen.
The “I Need My Girl”/”Learning” single is available now, buy it here.