We can't emphasise just how much you'll enjoy the new National record, High Violet. It's the successor to Boxer, Strange Glue's 2007 album of the year and it's probably the single most anticipated new album of 2010.
The good news is that for a whole week, you can stream the whole thing over on the New York Times website.
The band are responding to a leak that's going round the internets. They left this message via their MySpace:
“Hi everyone! As you may have heard, there is a low quality leak of our new album, High Violet, spreading across the internet as we speak. We wanted to let you know the New York Times will be streaming the real thing starting Friday April 23rd. We hope you’ll take the time to hear the album at its intended level of quality.”
High Violet is out May 10 in the UK and May 11 everywhere else via 4AD.
During the week of release the band is curating five nights of events at the “The High Violet Annex” (13 E 4th Street, NYC, the vacant space next to Other Music).
For more details on that, head on over to highviolet.com, where you can also download a few goodies from the new album too.