Bit of Hell In Everyone

There’s an extraordinary beauty in this portrait of heartache. I Am Easy To Find is The National‘s finest reconfiguration yet with treasures throughout its layers, and a cinematic exploration into the depths of emotional torrent.

I Am Easy To Find is The National’s eighth studio album, featuring solid duets with Gail Ann Dorsey on tracks “You Had Your Soul With You,” “Hey Rosie” and “Roman Holiday,” and French songwriter Mina Tindle on “Oblivions,” and all accompanied by a brilliant 25-minute art film directed by Mike Mills (20th Century Women), but the album/film pairing was not about creating a soundtrack. Both were constructed in a kind of synergetic process, complimentary toward one another as an incredible collaborative experience.

The National is in Austin for a performance tonight at Austin360 Amphitheater, with special guest Alvvays opening the show. Doors at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 7 p.m. Recommended.

-Photography by Graham MacIndoe.

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