Monday, February 25, 2013

The National at Toronto's NXNE 2013

Now, on days like today when I don't have much time to breathe outside of working, I would normally sacrifice a blog post during the chaos.

But, as of now, I'm afraid I had to grant myself a ten minute "lunch" break to announce that this year at Toronto's amazing North by Northeast (NXNE) festival, organizers managed to snag one of my very favourite bands to play the free Friday night Dundas Square concert. The National, ladies and gentlemen.

I've seen these incredible Brooklyn-based indie rockers twice now and it's safe to assume that their five album discography is just about always wedged somewhere into my weekly apartment music rotation. Needless to say, I am a superfan of their atmospheric and gloomily romantic rock. They have glimmers of a few other bands and other bands do of them, but for the most part, their unique, melodic numbers are unprecedented. If you've yet to listen to The National, you've so far missed out on some of the greatest albums of the last decade (AlligatorBoxer and High Violet are timeless). But, it's never too late to become a convert. Feast your ears on this magic, and I'll see you front row on June 14th. Hats off, NXNE!

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