As our friends across the pond are well aware, The National headlined a night at last month's 2011 Latitude Festival. Not only did they thoroughly rock the house (err, arena), but they went all out. For us. Halfway through the set, they knocked out "Available" off of Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers. But, oh, it got better. Towards the end of set came this little bit of magical:
Reaching into their back catalog, they pulled out this sweet medley of two of their most beloved songs (of the stuff that we released): "Son" from their self-titled album and "About Today" off of the Cherry Tree EP. Aaron Dessner told the crowd that they wanted to play a song from each of their albums. And, well, they did.
NME has more deets, including a full set list.
And hey, if you live in the UK and missed out on The National's set, you've still got time! They'll be touring Europe all throughout the month of August (including the world famous Reading and Leeds festivals) before returning to America for some of their biggest shows yet including the Washington DC metro area's Merriweather Post Pavilion and Los Angeles's own Hollywood Bowl. Check out their tour dates for more info.