UNDER THE RADAR: The National Share Third Sleep Well Beast Single, “Carin at the Liquor Store”.
“Carin at the Liquor Store” is far closer to the kind of gorgeous slow burn that The National are best known for, built around a somber, yet soulful piano line. The song marches on for nearly four heartfelt minutes, with only an effects-heavy, atmospheric guitar solo—Told you!—breaking up the inevitability of Matt Berninger’s “foregone conclusion.”
“Sleep Well Beast” is due out on Sept. 8 via 4AD.
“Carin at the Liquor Store” video, directed by Casey Reas and filmed by La Blogothèque.