The National is an American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, formed in 1999. The band consists of Matt Berninger (vocals), Aaron Dessner (guitar, piano, keyboards), Bryce Dessner (guitar, piano, keyboards), Scott Devendorf (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums).
Touring with the support of fellow New Yorkers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Alligator slowly but steadily generated critical acclaim and ended the year by being placed on a substantial number of "best of 2005" lists, as well as gaining the support of celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen.
Listen free to The National – Boxer (Fake Empire, Mistaken for Strangers and more). Boxer is the fourth full-length studio album by ati indie rock band The National. It was released on May 22, 2007 by Beggars Banquet Records. The album features a guest performance by Sufjan Stevens on "Ada" and "Racing Like a Pro" and backing vocals by Marla Hansen. It debuted at number 68 on the . Billboard 200, selling about 9,500 copies in its first week.
The band is true to the songs, but adds sonic touches that greatly improve each tune. Boxer Live In Brussels" (12 tracks; 49 mi. is exactly as the title implies, with the band playing the entire "Boxer" album live, in exactly the same sequence as the original studio album. We start off with "Fake Empire", and that song still gives me the chills. From there on, we go into a rousing "Mistaken For Strangers". Lead singer Matt Berninger is in fine voice throughout, and the rest of the band is likewise at their musical peak.
Includes 2 bonus tracks for Japan. tracks 13, 14) Recorded and mixed at Tarquin Studios, Bridgeport, CT. Home recording in Brooklyn, NY and White Sulphur Springs, WV. Additional recording at The Seaside Lounge and at Benny's Wash N' Dry, Brooklyn, NY. Mastered at Kevorkian Mastering, New York, NY. Manufactured in Japan.
In 2017, the National revisited their 2007 classic Boxer at a show in Brussels, and the set has been packaged for a Record Store Day release. Boxer: classic stuff, definitive album for one of the definitive indie rock bands of 21st century. It also skews the global context of Boxer and shows just how much it was a product of its time. Fake Empire is technically the National’s biggest hit, so it at least feels weird as the opener of a live set in 2017. It sounds a little jauntier, less solemn than it did originally-it was released towards the very end of Dubya’s second term, after all, where more hopeful times were clearly in sight.
Boxer is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band The National, released on May 22, 2007 on Beggars Banquet Records. Produced by both Peter Katis and the band itself, the album has sold nearly 430,000 copies in the . Following its release, the album debuted at on the . A documentary film, titled A Skin, A Night, was released the following year . Lyrics from "Racing Like A Pro" having been excerpted in the novel Imperial Bedrooms by American author Bret Easton Ellis. Boxer is set to be the season one subject of a podcast, Coffee & Flowers, which will explore the album's lyrics and music, and incorporate interviews with the band and key personnel involved in Boxer's production.
Label Beggars Banquet. Lyrics By. Carin Besser, Matt Berninger.
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Boxer is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band The National, released on May 22, 2007 on Beggars Banquet Records. A documentary film, titled A Skin, A Night, was released the following year
Among critics and fans, the National's third album Alligator has become synonymous with the term grower. Released to minor acclaim early in 2005, the album has since quietly and steadily built up a large, avid listenership. Matt Berninger's lyrics- initially off-putting and seemingly obtuse in their non sequiturs and stray details- proved unpretentiously poetic over time. His sober baritone and dogged repetition of phrases and passages made it sound like he was trying to figure the songs out in tandem with the listener. It's a testament to the good will engendered by Alligator that fans are now likewise calling the National's follow-up, Boxer, a grower. Despite the scrutiny greeting its release (brought on by the inevitable leaks), many listeners seem to be approaching these songs patiently, giving Boxer the space and time to reveal its dark, asymmetrical passageways. In a sense, the album demands it.
As an album, Alligator succeeded in large part because of its ability to incorporate a number of songs that were highly varied into a flowing work where each song complemented the other. Boxer flows in a similar way, though the contrasts aren't as big. One of the best examples is the pairing of the extremely powerful first four tracks with "Green Gloves", which features a softly picked acoustic guitar supplemented by some beautiful octave riffing, all underneath Berninger's brilliant lyrics. What's perhaps the strongest aspect of Boxer is that every single thing seems.
Boxer just hones in even more precisely and intimately on the heartfelt territory the band covers, with punchy-yet-polished production and orchestration by the Clogs' Padma Newsome giving these songs an intimacy and widescreen expansiveness that rivals the Arcade Fire. The album's first four songs are among the National's finest work yet: "Fake Empire" begins as a dead-of-night ballad that echoes Leonard Cohen, then peppy brass and guitars turn it into something joyous.
Under the dreary-eyed malaise of ‘Fake Empire’, The National return. Whilst the triumphant fist that previous LP Alligator rose may have lowered, Boxer documents the standard relationship gripes with absolute resignation and, though not quite as immediately arresting and rampant as its plaudit-acquiring predecessor, is an album of understated brilliance.
Band Name The National. Released date 22 May 2007. Labels Beggars Banquet. Music StyleIndie Rock. Members owning this album7. 2. Mistaken for Strangers. ОГРН: 1027739244741