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The surprise companion to The Nationalís April release First Two Pages of Frankenstein, Laugh Track is the bandís most freewheeling, all-hands-on-deck album in years. If Frankenstein represented a rebuilding of trust between group members after 20+ years together, the vibrant, exploratory Laugh Track is both the product of that faith and a new statement of intent. Reveling in the license to radically upend its creative process, The National honed most of this material in live performances on tour, and captured those invigorated versions in impromptu sessions at producer Tucker Martineís Portland studio. Two nights later in Vancouver, the nearly eight-minute album closer ďSmoke DetectorĒ was recorded during soundcheck, completing a body of work bristling with spontaneity and vintage rock energy that makes a perfect complement to the songs found on its more introspective predecessor.
The surprise companion to The Nationalís April release First Two Pages of Frankenstein, Laugh Track is the bandís most freewheeling, all-hands-on-deck album in years. If Frankenstein represented a rebuilding of trust between group members after 20+ years together, the vibrant, exploratory Laugh Track is both the product of that faith and a new statement of intent. Reveling in the license to radically upend its creative process, The National honed most of this material in live performances on tour, and captured those invigorated versions in impromptu sessions at producer Tucker Martineís Portland studio. Two nights later in Vancouver, the nearly eight-minute album closer ďSmoke DetectorĒ was recorded during soundcheck, completing a body of work bristling with spontaneity and vintage rock energy that makes a perfect complement to the songs found on its more introspective predecessor.
191400067929

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Format: CD
Label: 4AD
Rel. Date: 11/17/2023
UPC: 191400067929

Laugh Track
Artist: The National
Format: CD
New: Available $16.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Alphabet City
2. Deep End (Paulís in Pieces)
3. Weird Goodbyes (feat. Bon Iver)
4. Turn off the House
5. Dreaming
6. Laugh Track (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
7. Space Invader
8. Hornets
9. Coat on a Hook
10. Tour Manager
11. Crumble (feat. Rosanne Cash)
12. Smoke Detector

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The surprise companion to The Nationalís April release First Two Pages of Frankenstein, Laugh Track is the bandís most freewheeling, all-hands-on-deck album in years. If Frankenstein represented a rebuilding of trust between group members after 20+ years together, the vibrant, exploratory Laugh Track is both the product of that faith and a new statement of intent. Reveling in the license to radically upend its creative process, The National honed most of this material in live performances on tour, and captured those invigorated versions in impromptu sessions at producer Tucker Martineís Portland studio. Two nights later in Vancouver, the nearly eight-minute album closer ďSmoke DetectorĒ was recorded during soundcheck, completing a body of work bristling with spontaneity and vintage rock energy that makes a perfect complement to the songs found on its more introspective predecessor.
        
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