The National played on the 24-hour marathon of the Human Giant on MTV. While I found the comedians a little annoying, I did stay up for The National. Mistaken for Strangers and Apartment Story. Great Performance.
January: Vampire Weekend - Contra Spoon - Transference Langhorne Slim - Be Set Free Cold War Kids - Behave Yourself EP
Jan. 26 Beach House - Teen Dream Fredrik - Trilogi Los Campesinos - Romance is Boring
February: 2: Midlake - The Courage of Others 9: Hot Chip - One Left Stand 9: Yeasayer - Odd Blood 23: Shout Out Louds - Work
2: Rogue Wave - Permalight 9: Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks 9: Pavement - Quarantine: Best of Pavement 16: Drive By Truckers - The Big To-Do 16: The Whigs - In the Dark 23: She & Him - Volume Two
April 6 - Jonsi - Go (Sigur Ros singer's solo album, I streamed it and was impressed) 6 - Dr. Dog - Shame Shame 13 - Trampled By Turtles - Palomino 13 - MGMT - Congratulations 13 - The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt 20 - Horse Feathers: Thistled Spring 20 - Plants and Animals: La La Land
May 4 - Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record 4 - The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever 4 - New Pornographers - Together 4 - Josh Ritter - So Runs the World 11 - The National - High Violet 18 - Band of Horses - Infinite Arms 18 - The Black Keys: Brothers 18 - LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening
June 8 - Blitzen Trapper: Destroyer of the Void 8 - Deer Tick - Black Dirt Sessions 22 - Stars: The Five Ghosts