From the Dark Was the Night MySpace:
Today it's The National's live favorite "So Far Around the Bend," a galloping accoustic-driven ballad that wouldn't sound out-of-place on a playlist next to "The Underdog."
OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS WE WILL BE STREAMING ONE NEW SONG A DAY, RIGHT HERE! CHECK BACK DAILY TO HEAR A NEW TUNE. Dark Was The Night will be released on February 17th, 2009. Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album, and John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization was the executive producer. A total of 32 exclusive tracks have been recorded for the compilation. It will be available as a double cd/triple vinyl/download and will benefit the Red Hot Organization - an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. Red Hot was founded on the premise that even without a cure, AIDS remains a preventable disease – and music is a great vehicle to raise money and awareness for it. This is the 20th year of Red Hot, and this is the 20th release!
But hey--that's just me.
Stream-> The National - So Far Around the Bend