New Live National – “A Thousand Black Cities”

The National performed a new post-Boxer song called “A Thousand Black Cities” at Vega in Copenhagen last night. Ominous. The Danish crowd seems to dig it, especially the girl who’s laughing near the camera for the duration. The sound on the YouTube clip isn’t crystal clear, but seems like Matt Berninger’s ruminating on a quiet apocalypse in a neighborhood within a ridiculous country … and that it’s tied to a shift in the weather, smothering blue skies, and the exit’s smooth horns. But that’s just an early guess.

(Via The Music Slut)

Much airier and more mellow than its Current 93-esque title would lead you to believe. The guys are still out on the road, so you might get a chance to hear this in person:

08/13 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Train w/ Efterklang
08/15 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/16 – Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival
08/17 – Becon Beacons, UK @ The Green Man Festival
09/19 – Seattle, WA @ Co-ops Rock! Benefit
09/20 – San Diego, CA @ Street Scene
10/24 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil @ Tim Festival
10/25 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Tim Festival
10/27 – Vitoria, Brazil @ Ufes Theatre

Tags: The National