NEW MUSIC FRIDAY LISTENING SERIES FT. THE NATIONAL "SLEEP WELL BEAST"
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 6:30 PM // SHOW: 7:00 PM
#NEWMUSICFRIDAY HAPPY HOUR LISTENING SERIES
2477 18th STREET NW (UPSTAIRS)
Looking for something a little different from the typical Friday happy hour? Join us in the Music House for #NewMusicFriday to celebrate the week's best new music and vinyl releases. We spin the albums for your enjoyment + happy hour specials + giveaways & more!
This week we feature new The National album "Sleep Well Beast" released on 4AD Records!
About the album BrooklynVegan writes:
What makes the album so interesting and unpredictable is that there’s no simple narrative you can reduce it to. It’s got those aforementioned electronic drums and something close to synthpop with “Walk It Back” (which is also home of this very quotable line: “Until everything is less insane, I’m mixing weed with wine”), but you can’t call it their “electronic” album. Not when it’s got “Turtleneck,” a hard-edged song that rocks like no National song has ever rocked (they’ve had aggressive songs like “Mr. November” and “Available” but nothing in the manic spirit of “Turtleneck”). The drastically new-sounding songs like “Walk it Back” and “Turtleneck” are balanced out by a handful of more traditional National songs. “Day I Die” is a heartbreaking, lyrically detailed look at a marriage in trouble that follows the formula of previous driving rock songs like “Sea of Love” and “Lit Up.” “Carin at the Liquor Store” is a show-stopping piano ballad in the tradition of “Fake Empire” that looks back on an imperfect love with some truly uplifting melodies.