The National Debut High Violet’s “Terrible Love” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon


That’s one way to announce your return–with two secret shows tonight and tomorrow in Brooklyn, a new album due in May and, last night, a live premiere of that record’s first track, “Terrible Love,” on Jimmy Fallon’s TV show. The song is as paradoxically melancholy and galvanizing as every National single ever, so yeah, no real anxiety about this one. See them rehearse, and an image that is almost certainly the cover to the new record, High Violet, over at their website. And let’s just take one more moment to salute the fact that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon exists, and that the show is capable of turning out something this compelling at the rate two or three times a week.

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