THE NATIONAL – HIGH VIOLET
Few groups have sustained such credibility—with audiences as well as critics—as authors of a sound that is simultaneously original, witty, moving and unforgettable.
Recorded March 2009–January 2010 in Aaron’s garage (Brooklyn, NY) by Peter Mavrogeorgis, Brandon Reid, Aaron & Bryce Dessner Additional recording: Tarquin Studios (Bridgeport, CT) by Peter Katis / Second Engineer: Greg Giorgio / Assistant: Keith Nelson / Kampo Studios (NYC) by Patrick Dillett / Additional vocal recording by Christian Biegai (Berlin) Produced by The National/ Additional production: Aaron & Bryce Dessner, Peter Katis Mixed by Peter Katis / Additional mixing by Greg Giorgio Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound (NYC) The National: Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf All songs written by Matt Berninger (Val Jester Music, ASCAP) and Aaron Dessner (ABD 13 Music, ASCAP) except Anyone’s Ghost and Lemonworld by M. Berninger and Bryce Dessner (Hawk Ridge Songs, ASCAP) Bloodbuzz Ohio by Padma Newsome (Padma Music, ASCAP), M. Berninger and A. Dessner Lyrics for Conversation 16, Little Faith and Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks written by M. Berninger and Carin Besser Orchestration by Bryce Dessner and Padma Newsome except Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks and Lemonworld by Nico Muhly Justin Vernon appears courtesy of Jagjaguwar Management: Dawn Barger, Post Hoc Management / Tour Management: Brandon Reid Legal: Gillian Bar for Carroll, Guido & Groffman Cover: The Binding Force (2008) by Mark Fox, courtesy of Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY Design: Distant Station Ltd. / Interior photographs: Keith Klenowski
4AD Records Released May 2010.
Recorded March 2009–January 2010 in Aaron Dressner’s garage (Brooklyn, NY) by Peter Mavrogeorgis of Dollhouse Studios, Brandon Reid, Aaron & Bryce Dessner.