Let me be the 5,293rd music blog to hurriedly post up the new song from The National's upcoming album Boxer, due May 23rd on Beggars. This follows up their nigh-unassailably great Alligator. Plenty o' upcoming dates, too.
MP3: The National - Fake Empire
Kirstiecat has another installment in her wonderful ongoing series, "Awkward Conversations About Music".
Amy Annelle talks to Willamette Week:
I've been a laborer, a forest ranger, a cook, a carny, cleaning lady, bartender. I've done drug studies and medical experiments, I've busked on the street and in the subway. I can't hold down straight jobs. It's just a matter of time before I get the guillotine.
A new blog discovery I've been enjoying is Records I Buy. See their recent posts on stalking Yo La Tengo in Hoboken and a review of the bonus track on the new Innocence Mission vinyl.