High Violet, the hugely anticipated new album from Brooklyn indie rock kings the National, comes out May 10 in the UK and May 11 everywhere else via 4AD. The whole thing is streaming right now on the New York Times website, but listen fast: it’s only there ’til April 27.
In related news, the week of the album’s release, the band will take over 13 E. 4th Street in Manhattan, the vacant space next to the beloved record store Other Music. May 11-15, the band will curate five nights of events at what they’re calling the High Violet Annex. In the days ahead, the band will let us know what’s going on at the Annex on the High Violet website.
So between a prominent Times placement and a downtown art space, the National are basically the new kings of New York, right? Sorry, Jay-Z!