HWY-008: Cherry Tree by The National (CD version)
The National’s sophomore album, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, found the band emerging onto a larger stage. Uncut called it “a genuine treasure” and named it an album of the year; it was hailed by Rolling Stone and the indie media; Magnet, La Liberation (Paris), and the Chicago Tribune were only a few of the publications to tap it for their year-end lists.
“About Today” can often be heard as an encore of the band’s live performances.
If instant gratification is more your speed, you can listen to a track from the album right here:
1. Wasp Nest
2. All the Wine
3. All Dolled-Up in Straps
4. Cherry Tree
5. About Today
6. Murder Me Rachael (Live)
7. Reasonable Man (I Don’t Mind)