Saturday, August 27, 2011
A song a day: The National - Exile, Vilify
It seems that the National are everywhere I'm not at the moment. Having missed them in Sydney last year, I've just missed them in Europe and found out they'll be playing Sydney again in November while I'll still be traveling. While this is slightly irritating, I have burned a hole through High Violet and am getting steadily impatient for some new music. Happily, they have contributed this song to the Portal 2 (yes, it's a game indie snobs) and you know what? I like it a lot. While it is pretty simple I do love nice word play and the hook of 'does it feel like a trial?' could be read as either an actual or hypothetical trial or a trial through a test of endurance. I'm happy to say, if they're willing to donate a tune like this to a game soundtrack, I think it bodes while for any upcoming albums. Oh yeah, I'm totally getting Portal 2 for my xbox when I get home too...