New National: “You Were a Kindness” (VIA Pitchfork)

Pitchfork: New National: “You Were a Kindness”.

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New National: “You Were a Kindness”

It’s heavy. It’s brooding. It’s the National.

New National: "You Were a Kindness"

Photo by Angelina Bergenwall

Just when you thought the National couldn’t get more tortured, they go and play a brand new piano ballad called “You Were a Kindness” on Minnesota Public Radio show station the Current.

Listen to session over at the Current website (via Each Note Secure). They also play “England”, “Terrible Love”, and “Bloodbuzz Ohio”.

Posted by Ryan Dombal on August 17, 2010 at 2 p.m.