The New York Times (!) Will Be Streaming The National’s New Record, High Violet, This Friday


It ain’t out until May 11, but it leaked, you see, and the band would rather you hear a high-quality version. From 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 will be released by 4AD worldwide on May 10th/11th.

This would seem to be the Times‘ maiden voyage in terms of a streaming a record pre-release; we suspect they’ve picked a good record to start with.