The National Stuff Their New Box Set With Tons of ‘Sorrow’
It drops on July 22 via 4AD
If you’ll recall, the National spent part of 2013 working with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson on a set of durational performances called A Lot of Sorrow. Now, the band has announced a limited-edition 1,500 run vinyl box set of their work, which was initially presented as part of MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions. Collaborating with Kjartansson, the band essentially just played their High Violet track “Sorrow” live onstage for six hours at a time.
The box set itself features nine pieces of clear vinyl in clear sleeves held in a translucent, screen-printed box. All profits will be donated to Partners in Health, an organization that seeks to improve the conditions of impoverished people worldwide. Look for the entire set on July 22 via 4AD, and go here to pre-order.