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News: Bret Easton Ellis Praises The National on Twitter

Bret Easton EllisRenowned author, Bret Easton Ellis has praised Brooklyn indie rockers The National, declaring their latest album a personal favourite.

Ahead of his book tour of Australia this August, the iconic and often-controversial writer mused on Twitter that “‘High Violet’ by The National is the best record I’ve heard in a year. It’s the only thing I’ve listened to on the “Imperial Bedrooms” tour.”

Ellis is the author of novels including ‘American Psycho’, ‘Less Than Zero’, ‘The Rules Of Attraction’, ‘The Informers’, ‘Glamorama’, ‘Lunar Park’, and most recently, ‘Imperial Bedrooms’. He will be heading to Australia to promote his latest book in August, with dates including Sydney’s Oxford Arts Factory (more info here) and Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre (more info here)

The acclaim is only the latest for The National, whose newest album ‘High Violet’ has become one of 2010′s most universally acclaimed releases. Currently Triple J’s Feature Album, the album was praised by Pitchfork as the work of “a band taking a mandate to be a meaningful rock band seriously” (8.7/10) and lauded by BBC Music as “The New Yorkers’ finest disc to date is a potential album of the year.”

Check out the video for The National’s lead single, “Bloodbuzz Ohio”.

Video: The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”

‘High Violet’ is out now on 4AD/Remote Control via Inertia
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Posted in News on July 1st, 2010 - By George / Tags: , , , , ,