Years ago, The National took up permanent residence in my ipod and in my mental jukebox. Lead singer, Matt, is gifted with this baritone voice that makes even the happiest lyrics sound saturated in some kind of pain. Then we get to the actual lyrics. Who can sing this shit and sound incredible:
I was afraid, I’d eat your brains
‘Cause I’m evil
The National can, that’s who.
Anyway, here’s a song I dig from High Violet, their latest in 2010.