I Am Easy To Find

The National

Cat No: 4AD0154LPE

1. You Had Your Soul With You
2. Quiet Light
3. Roman Holiday
4. Oblivions
5. The Pull Of You
6. Hey Rosey
7. I Am Easy To Find
8. Her Father In The Pool
9. Where Is Her Head
10. Not In Kansas
11. So Far So Fast
12. Dust Swirls In Strange Light
13. Hairpin Turns
14. Rylan
15. Underwater
16. Light Years

Formats:

Regular LP is on 180g black vinyl.

Indies exclusive LP is on clear vinyl, (limited edition, one pressing only)

Triple LP deluxe is red/grey/yellow coloured vinyl. The 3rd disc contains 22 minutes of music from the ‘I Am Easy To Find Original Film Score’ and is exclusive to this format with an etching on the B-side. Packaged in a tri-fold jacket and housed in a printed plastic sleeve. Includes a 24″ x 24″ poster + 24 page booklet. (limited edition, one pressing only).

The album is released on May 17th on 4AD. I Am Easy To Find is the band’s eighth studio album and the follow-up to 2017’s GRAMMY®-award winning 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.

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. 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.

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17/05/19

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