National, The - I Am Easy To Find (Double & Triple LP Editions)
Indies exclusive LP is on clear vinyl, (limited edition, one pressing only)
Triple LP deluxe is red/grey/yellow coloured vinyl. The 3rd disc contains 22 minutes of music from the 'I Am Easy To Find Original Film Score' and is exclusive to this format with an etching on the B-side. Packaged in a tri-fold jacket and housed in a printed plastic sleeve. Includes a 24" x 24" poster + 24 page booklet. (limited edition, one pressing only)
The hugely anticipated new full length album from The National, following on from their Grammy Award winning 2017 album Sleep Well Beast.
As the album’s opening track, ‘You Had Your Soul With You,’ unfurls, it’s so far, so National: a digitally manipulated guitar line, skittering drums, Berninger’s familiar baritone, mounting tension. Then around the 2:15 mark, the true nature of I Am Easy To Findannounces itself: The racket subsides, strings swell, and the voice of long-time David Bowie bandmate Gail Ann Dorsey booms out—not as background vocals, not as a hook, but to take over the song. Elsewhere it’s Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan, or Sharon Van Etten, or Mina Tindle or Kate Stables of This Is the Kit, or varying combinations of them. The Brooklyn Youth Choir, whom Bryce Dessner had worked with before. There are choral arrangements and strings on nearly every track, largely put together by Bryce in Paris—not a negation of the band’s dramatic tendencies, but a redistribution of them.