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The National – I Am Easy To Find *Indies only coloured vinyl*

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The National’s new album ‘I Am Easy To Find’ is released on 4AD. ‘I Am Easy To

Find’ is the band’s eighth studio album and the follow-up to 2017’s Grammy Awardwinning

release ‘Sleep Well Beast’.

 A companion short film with the same name will also be released with music by The

National and inspired by the album. The film was directed by Academy Awardnominated

director Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners) and stars Academy

Award-Winner Alicia Vikander.

 Mills, along with the band, is credited as co-producer of the album, which was mostly

recorded at Long Pond, Hudson Valley, NY with additional sessions in Paris, Berlin,

Cincinnati, Austin, Dublin, Brooklyn and more far flung locations.

 The album features vocal contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Brooklyn Youth

Chorus, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle and more.

 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 Find’ announces 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. Also, 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.

 “Yes, there are a lot of women singing on this, but it wasn’t because, ‘Oh, let’s have

more women’s voices,’” says Berninger. “It was more, ‘Let’s have more of a fabric of

people’s identities.’ It would have been better to have had other male singers but my

ego wouldn’t let that happen.”

 Deluxe 3LP set pressed on red / grey / yellow 140s vinyl set in tri-fold jacket with

printed innersleeves, 24 page booklet and 24” x 24” poster folder housed in printed

plastic sleeve.

 

 

140g clear double vinyl.

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