The National – Twenty Miles to NH Part 2

October 28, 2011

This cover of the Philistines Jr. song, “Twenty Miles to NH Part 2,” finds The National in new territory. The pacing is manic and uplifting, a surprising twist from a band that has come to be known for its cripplingly honest insight into the difficulties of adulthood, love and life. Berninger’s baritone floats over the fast cracking drum-beat, and combined with the female vocals, it, amazingly enough, evokes feelings of contentedness and hope.

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