With our first taste of M. Ward’s new album A Wasteland Companion we got the hushed, subtle number “The First Time I Ran Away.” Our second bite at it gives us a more upbeat and straightforward song called “Primitive Girl.” While not containing the breathtaking beauty of “The First Time I Ran Away” the song is still charming as heck.
Check out “Primitive Girl” below.
A Wasteland Companion comes out through Merge on April 10th.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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