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These 8 postcards have all been drawn by musicians* to illustrate some of their favorite lyrics by other artists which inspire them. You can order them at Frightened Rabbit’s store for £8 plus shipping, all proceeds go to Cystinosis Foundation UK.
*Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura
Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit
Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie
Craig Finn of The Hold Steady
Alisa Xayalith of The Naked And Famous
Matt Berninger of The National
Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol
fun date idea: listen to the entire the national discography with me
This is a tough one. I think that what would be best is to get back to basics. Sit down with the records and figure out why you fell in love with them in the first place. Look at it like couples therapy. You need to spend some quality time just listening to them to figure out what makes them special in the first place. Buy yourself a nice bottle of wine or something, I don’t know maybe light some candles, close out the rest of the world and just play them. Play a record from beginning to end, play all of their records from beginning to end, but completely saturate yourself in the music. Really concentrate on the music and the words. Or maybe you could go for a drive. Just take a long drive somewhere maybe and listen to them in the car. I think the most important thing is for you to be alone with the music for a while and figure everything out. The music obviously has a lot of baggage for you and I totally get that, try to work out why you first listened to them. I hope this helps, good luck and tell us how it goes.
The National - Guest Room - Nuits de Fourvière 2014, Lyon, FR (2014/07/28)
The National played Guest Room for the first time in over seven years this week.
Who’s Smarter? Bonus material from Mistaken for Strangers