Published Sep 25, 2019Record Store Day's Black Friday event is set to take place on November 29, and while we still don't have the full list of exclusives, the National have announced they will be contributing a special release for the occasion.
The National will release a live three-cassette box set called Juicy Sonic Magic. The recording was captured during the band's September 24 and 25 shows in 2018 at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. These concerts came at the tail end of the National's tour in support of 2017's Sleep Well Beast.
A press release explains: "The Berkeley shows were taped by producer and engineer Erik Flannigan using the Mike Millard Method, which replicates the vintage analog recording equipment the legendary taper used in the '70s and '80s."
Juicy Sonic Magic will will be accompanied by a short documentary of the same name about Millard and the process of taping the Berkeley concerts from the audience. It will be directed by David DuBois. Right now, you can watch a trailer for the film below.
The National's most recent album was this year's I Am Easy to Find.
Stay tuned for the full list of Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 releases.