The National – “The Rains Of Castamere”

The only time I can remember anyone actually listening to music on Game Of Thrones was when (spoiler) that little asshole King Joffrey had a minstrel’s tongue cut out for singing a song that made fun of him. But the awesome HBO show is still getting its own soundtrack, and that soundtrack has somehow found a way to make room for indie heroes the National. The band’s contribution is the broody, orchestral “The Rains Of Castamere,” and the lyrics actually have something to do with the plot. Game Of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin wrote the lyrics himself, and Matt Berninger gives them a weary gravity. Listen below.

(via Consequence Of Sound)

The Game Of Thrones: Season Two soundtrack is out 6/19 on Varese Sarabande.