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As you may have heard, there is a low quality leak of our new album, High Violet, spreading across the Internet as we speak. We wanted to let you know the New York Times will be streaming the real thing starting Friday April 23rd. We hope you'll take the time to hear the album at its intended level of quality.

High Violet will be released by 4AD worldwide on May 10th/11th.

thanks for your support!
/the national

You can get two officially released tracks from the album above.

In addition to their upcoming shows (which include Prospect Park in July and Radio City Music Hall in June), the band will be curating 5 nights of events at the 'High Violet Annex' May 11th-15th. Those will put on in conjunction with Other Music (where Scott from the band DJed for Record Store Day). It will be held at "the now-vacant space at 13 E 4th St next to Other Music in downtown NYC." That address seems to have been In Living Stereo Ltd. The flyer and the schedule (which is currently all TBAs) are below...

The National

High Violet Annex Schedule
Tue, 5/11 (7PM-9PM)
Wed, 5/12 (7PM-9PM)
Thu, 5/13 (7PM-9PM)
Fri, 5/14 (8PM-10PM)
Sat, 5/15 (6PM-8PM)

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Comments (18)

RIP IN LIVING STEREO!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 12:53 PM

The Natiozzzzzzzzz.......

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 12:58 PM

are they really surprised that it leaked? i'll happily wait until Friday to hear the quality stream though!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 1:09 PM

Good seats are still on sale for RCMH

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 1:10 PM

so they sent out a newsletter yesterday to subscribers. why couldn't they mention this annex in that instead of reading about it on vegan? not a way to market to your fans. great blog but no need to keep reading stuff like this here for the first time.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 1:28 PM

"(currently leaked album will be streaming soon)"

music to my ears!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 1:40 PM

couldn't agree more 12:58

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 2:15 PM

waaaa my fan club dollars dont get me inside info. whats it matter where you read it, fanboy?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 2:21 PM

Thanks, 1:10. I nabbed second row seats (Orch 2)!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 2:47 PM

"are they really surprised that it leaked?"

No where in the statement does it say they are surprised. I don't think anyone is ever surprised by a leak anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 2:54 PM

their music even puts the singer to sleep!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 3:15 PM

misleading headline. "opening" connotates the National are performing. "Curating" is another matter. Damn you for getting my hopes up.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 3:38 PM

hey 2:21. no fan club dollars exchanged for the national, just an email address. shut up ok?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 4:03 PM

I have two tickets for the Radio City Show. Row G ORCH 101-102. selling for face value 50-60 dollars each (what i bought them for) trying to get rid of them. comment back if youre interested with an email address and ill email you. im on long island, but may exchange in the city possibly.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 4:24 PM

I heard it and it's lovely. haters.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 4:24 PM

Seriously though, the singer is asleep in that picture. While singing.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 6:34 PM

Actually, In Living Stereo is Alive and Well! On East 4th street, there are two storefronts who's address is # 13. In Living Stereo is 2 doors west of Other Music. Between Other Music and In Living Stereo is the empty space AKA # 13, that was a cafe in various forms going back to the 90's, and has been gone at least a couple of years now. Long live Other Music and In Living Stereo!

Posted by Steve Cohen | April 21, 2010 5:03 PM

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