Friday, December 26, 2014

Full Show Friday: The National 2/8/14 Sydney, Australia

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's.  These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week.. The National!
It's Boxing day so we thought of a group that named it's best album after the day (check notes; realize I am wrong, don't care, it's the day after Christmas). We got a long set from the Connecticut/Brooklyn indie rockers The National for you. If you are a fan of the band this is a great representation and a super long gig so enjoy.

We are kinda in-between on the band, their already mentioned album The Boxer was really proper, and the song "Apartment Story" has always been our favorite by the band. We reviewed High Violet and it was a tough one for us as a "critic" because personally we got bored by their style but musically we respect them greatly. They are a deep headphone band with lots of odd little touches that impress, but overall the songs can be muted, a weird combo. I guess the band are white middle aged rockers for dad's which has it's place but never really speaks to us all that much.  

That said this is a good show, give it a whirl on this Boxing Day.


9:49 Don't Swallow the Cap
14:33 I Should Live in Salt
18:45 Mistaken for Strangers
22:05 Bloodbuzz Ohio
27:08 "A New Drink" (interlude)
27:40 Demons
31:20 Sea of Love
35:02 Hard to Find
39:22 Afraid of Everyone
43:39 Conversation 16
47:39 Squalor Victoria
53:32 I Need My Girl
57:28 This Is the Last Time
1:02:49 Lean
1:07:32 Abel
1:11:19 Slow Show
1:15:40 "5 AM in the Polar Vortex" (interlude)
1:16:24 Apartment Story
1:20:14 Pink Rabbits
1:24:44 England
1:29:52 Graceless
1:34:16 About Today
1:40:52 "My Brain Gets Tangled Up" (interlude)
1:42:12 Fake Empire


1:48:40 Learning (Perfume Genius cover)
1:51:22 Humiliation
1:57:23 Mr. November
2:02:02 Terrible Love
2:07:16 Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks (acoustic)

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