The hugely anticipated new full-length album from The National, 'I Am Easy To Find' follows on from their Grammy Award winning 2017 album 'Sleep Well Beast'.
As the album’s opening track, ‘You Had Your Soul With You,’ unfurls, it’s so far, so National: a digitally manipulated guitar line, skittering drums, Berninger’s familiar baritone, mounting tension. Then around the 2:15 mark, the true nature of 'I Am Easy To Find' announces itself: The racket subsides, strings swell, and the voice of long-time David Bowie bandmate Gail Ann Dorsey booms out - not as background vocals, not as a hook, but to take over the song. Elsewhere it’s Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan, or Sharon Van Etten, or Mina Tindle or Kate Stables of This Is the Kit, or varying combinations of them. The Brooklyn Youth Choir, whom Bryce Dessner had worked with before. There are choral arrangements and strings on nearly every track, largely put together by Bryce in Paris - not a negation of the band’s dramatic tendencies, but a redistribution of them.
Available as Indies exclusive double LP on clear vinyl, and as a triple LP deluxe edition pressed on red, grey, and yellow coloured vinyl. The third disc contains twenty-two minutes of music from the 'I Am Easy To Find Original Film Score' and is exclusive to this format with an etching on the B-side. Packaged in a tri-fold jacket and housed in a printed plastic sleeve. Includes a 24" x 24" poster + 24 page booklet. Both are strictly limited edition with one pressing only.