The National dropped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon the other night to play the new single off their up-coming album High Violet. The album is being released on May 11 via 4AD. The song, "Terrible Love" really reminded me of the Velvet Underground's song, "Pale Blue Eyes" at first. A really fuzzed out version with clean guitar licks. As the song progressed, the horns kicked in and the tempo sped up big time, morphing the track into a serious rocker, one much happier than the V.U.'s somewhat depressing tune. It's also a nice change to hear Matt Berninger sing in not such a broody manner as he did on Boxer. I'm really looking forward to the new record.