They played a couple of tracks from their new album at their concert, and they were great. (It can be hard to get an audience into new songs they’re hearing for the first time live, but they did it.) The band has just released their first official video from the new album, for the track “Stamp.” It’s pretty cool; take 3 minutes and check it out here!
Yesterday I saw The National in concert, and it was absolutely awesome. It was the first of a string of four concerts I’m going to in the next few weeks. I’m seeing The National, Arcade Fire, The New Pornographers (with Neko Case!) and Kings of Leon.
But I would never have known about all of these shows or gotten tickets without Songkick. If you are interested in live music AT ALL, you need to do yourself a favor and register with Songkick TODAY. It takes a minute to register, and another couple of minutes to hook Songkick up to your iTunes library, last.fm profile or Pandora profile. Three minutes after starting, you’ll start seeing e-mails from Songkick when the bands that you like are coming to your city… before tickets go on sale.
There are very few sites on the internet I’m truly passionate about, and Songkick is one of them. Otherwise, I would have never been able to see this kick-ass final encore song from The National last night… done completely unplugged in a crowd of 5000 people. Amazing…
Links to specific shows, etc.:
The National last night
Arcade Fire tomorrow night
The New Pornographers next week
Kings of Leon just before Christmas
My profile (you can “track” me to see what concerts I’m going to)
My “gigography”: all the shows I’ve been to since my very first concert in 1994 (Pink Floyd!)
PS – Songkick is a London-based startup, and a Y Combinator startup, so they’ve got a very bright future ahead of them.
This is just awesome:
Here’s the music video:
It’s fascinating what you can control with an iPhone these days! (Fast-forward to 1:20 for the good bits.)