My number one pick and must have from this year's record store day. The National's Boxer was going to be an album i was going to pick up but they recently did a concert where they performed the entire album back to front. They released this concert for an extremely limited one time only release for this year's record store day. It came on clear vinyl with beautiful rainbow hologram on the cover of the original artwork. A coming of age album for the indie generation. Boxer pervides a beautiful story of translation from teenager to adult. Its an album that means alot to alot of people. I was emotional when I heard opener fake empire being performed live. Old friendships die new ones form. Some last years some last out a night. Growing up is hard to do and the national a young up and coming band became the voices of a entire generation with this emotional bomb of a statement. It was a break up album, a growing up album, and a pause the world and reflect type of album. Its a plusure to hear it live (it's only ever going to be listenible on vinyl. It will never be streamed) it's already one of my favorite records #vinyl#music#thenational#boxer#recordstoreday
Last day to snag @TheNational Drink Well Beast full pour for an entry into a pair of passes to @NtlHomecoming this wknd! They’re playing “Boxer” in its entirety for the first time in the US! 😯 Winner will be drawn tomorrow.
The National - Boxer Live in Brussels - RSD 18 Clear Vinyl pressing.
I love The National. They are a fantastic live band! I became a fan after a Showcase they played for the radiostation I work for @stubru. So I got tickets for this show in november last year.. and on their social media they were hinting something special that night.. the second picture is the image before the show which people around said me could hint to Boxer. But until they started the concert with ‘Fake Empire’ we still didn’t know.. second song was Mistaken for strangers. yep, they were going to play it integral!! :-) and then after a best off, ending with Vanderlyle unplugged in a venue that holds 8400.. It was a great great night!!
fast forward to march and the release of the RSD list.. Boxer Live in Brussels!!! So cool to be able to get a proper recording of this great concert… Now I heard by people who do know that Belgium only got 250 copies of the 4500.. that’s a bit sad to only give us that much.. The National is very popular in Belgium, and the concert was recorded in Belgium, so lots of people don’t have it.. I heard this is a RSD first release, so there will be further pressings in the future! that’s good, because it is really a good album!!
Extra cool thing is all the girls (even very young) waiting in line saterday morning, most of them walking out with this record!:-)
We’re beyond excited to have @TheNational return to their home city of Cincinnati this weekend for @NTLHomecoming at Smale Riverfront Park on 4/28-4/29! ✨🎶 It’s going to be a weekend of celebrating adventurous music, art, and cultural connections! Get your tickets and weekend passes at ntlhomecoming.com
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