Hopefully, in time, The National will be known as a band whose anthems were always as sophisticated as they were rousing. Whether it's in the coffee ground, middle-aged growl of Matt Berninger's baritone, or the way in which the Dessner and Devendorf brothers marry their polyrhythms, Titus Andronicus and Band of Horses these dudes are not. "Bloodbuzz Ohio" is a live staple that's made it to the forthcoming High Violet, the clock below a radio rip that traveled halfway across the nerdglobe this morning seconds after being ripped from the BBC Session where it was taped. It. Is. Medicine.
UPDATE: In response, the band have offered a high-quality mp3 up in its original studio form, as it appears on the album. Swap!
The National, Bloodbuzz Ohio