The National: I Turn My Camera On
Chamber-rock superstars the National were in town this holiday weekend for three (!) sold-out shows at the 9:30 club. Kyle Gustafson was there. The photographic proof is below. When J. Freedom saw the band back in 2007 he didn't exactly love it. Kyle offered up the following notes about the band's early show Sunday night.
Three new songs -- "Runaway," "Vanderlylle" and "Blood Buzz." First two were slow, moody numbers, while "Blood Buzz" was more up-tempo and could have fit well on "Boxer."
It was hot as [expletive] in the club.
"All The Wine" wasn't on the set list but the crowd kept yelling out requests for it so they added it to the set at the end, in between "Apartment Story" and "Fake Empire." A pretty great 3 song suite to close out the main set.
They are touring with a keyboardist and a three-piece horn section. The extra instruments added a lot to "Squalor Victoria" and "Fake Empire." And the drummer is totally underrated.
(More pictures after the jump.)
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