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    Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:13:51

    The National Delivers "The Boxer" - New York cult band steps into the ring with a fourth record.

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    In 2005, the National released Alligator, a brooding, potent masterpiece that made it on to just about every critic's best-of list. Now, two years later, the indie rock favs announce their return with The Boxer on May 22nd via the Beggars Banquet label.

    "We worked very hard on this album and we are quite proud of it," read their email newsletter. "It's full of our blood and sweat and there are plenty of surprises!!" The band also revealed the tracklist and a limited number of tour dates, with more to come in the foreseeable future.

    The Boxer tracklist:
    01 Fake Empire
    02 Mistaken for Strangers
    03 Brainy
    04 Squalor Victoria
    05 Green Gloves
    06 Slow Show
    07 Apartment Story
    08 Start a War
    09 Guest Room
    10 Racing Like a Pro
    11 Ada
    12 Gospel

    And limited tour dates:
    May 22nd London, England - Astoria
    May 23rd Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
    May 25th Berlin, Germany - Magnet
    May 28th New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
    May 29th New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
    May 30th New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
    May 31st New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

    --The ARTISTdirect Staff

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