NEU! Deluxe 50 Anniversary Edition Of Their Landmark Debut LP Coming – THE NATIONAKL Remixed One Of The Tracks

2 September 2022

German Krautrock legends NEU! (with key members Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger), celebrate the 50th birthday of their influential – then and now – self-titled ebut LP.

The anniversary deluxe edition will not only feature that milestone album but also their 2nd, 3rd and 4th album. CD/vinyl formats. And a s special bonus a fifth ‘tribute’ album will be included with interpretations and remixes from the likes of Mogwai, Stephen Morris from New Order, The National and Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip. The CD set comes with a stencil and booklet. The vinyl package offers the same.

Release date: 23 September 2022 via Grönland Records. Pre-order info here

One of the guests – a surprising one – on the tribute album are THE NATIONAL. They remixed I’M GLÜCK. A hypnotic track from that Neu! debut LP.

Listen here.

The original NEU! version.

The debut longplayer in full.

NEU! Bio – Discography


New striking strokes

23 August 2022

(Info about the event here)

Three years after their 8th LP I Am Easy To Find,
Cincinnati combo THE NATIONAL are back in business.

They invited their close friend, Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon (not the first time)
for some vocal assistance on the brand new single WEIRD GOODBYES.
So far only rumors about a new longplayer.

Berninger: “It’s about letting go of the past and moving on,
then later being overwhelmed by second thoughts.”

The song features a string arrangement by Bryce Dessner,
performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Aaron Dessner (co-founder of the band): “I somehow could hear our friend Justin [Vernon]’s voice and heart in this song from the beginning. We sent it to him and it moved him – he then sang with Matt so powerfully. I was misusing drum machines, as usual, and stumbled onto this beat that got stuck in my head — it felt like something only Bryan [Devendorf] could naturally play. We built the song around the beat. Matt’s melody and words felt so elegant and moving from the beginning — mourning a loss of innocence and motivation, holding onto memories and feelings that inevitably slip away and the grief we all suffer in weird goodbyes.”

Weird Goodbyes is vintage The National. Moody, melancholic, bluesy, and instantly
touching. Warm vocals by crooners Berninger and Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon.

Here’s the audio/ lyric clip.


THE NATIONAL Shares First Track From Forthcoming Album – Here’s ‘YOU HAD YOUR SOUL WITH YOU’…

Brand new sonic impulses

Cincinnati’s moody rockers THE NATIONAL launch their new, eight, album ‘I AM EASY TO FIND‘ on 17th May. The band just shared the first taster. ‘YOU HAD YOUR SOUL WITH YOU‘ has that characteristic The National feel. Touching and melancholic. Here’s the audio clip…

THE NATIONAL: Facebook – All Albums

New album I AM EASY TO FIND out 17th May via 4AD

(photo on top: FB The National)