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1. Once Upon A Poolside (feat. Sufjan Stevens)
2. Eucalyptus
3. New Order T-Shirt
4. This Isn’t Helping
(feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
5. Tropic Morning News
6. Alien
7. The Alcott
(feat. Taylor Swift)
8. Grease In Your Hair
9. Ice Machines
10. Your Mind Is Not Your Friend
(feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
11. Send For Me


White Vinyl w/ Flexi Disc (Cherry Tree Exclusive) https://shop.americanmary.com/collections/f2pof

White Vinyl (National and 4AD Webstores) https://shop.americanmary.com/collections/f2pof

Eco-Black Vinyl https://shop.americanmary.com/collections/f2pof

Red Vinyl (Indie Exclusive) https://www.roughtrade.com/us/product/the-national/first-two-pages-of-frankenstein-2 - buy locally if you can!

Green Vinyl (Spotify Exclusive; Sold Out)

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Interesting to note that 'Weird Goodbyes', which was released as a single in September, isn't included on the album. When they released it they said: "We are so happy to finally share a new song with you. “Weird Goodbyes,” featuring our friend Bon Iver, is the first song we are releasing from a new record we’ve been working on the last few years. We hope you love it as much as we do."

The announcement goes on to say:  “Weird Goodbyes” also features the London Contemporary Orchestra and is one of several new songs we’ve been playing this summer that may be part of our new album we are close to finishing — more about that soon!


Today, the description of the Cherry Tree preorder that includes "Weird Goodbyes" as a flexi says: Cherry Tree members who pre-order First Two Pages of Frankenstein via the member store will also receive a Flexidisc single of “Weird Goodbyes (feat. Bon Iver).” Previously released digitally, this will be an initial physical release of the song ahead of its future home.

Perhaps there'll be a second part of the album? Or a b-sides collection/EP to follow?


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7 hours ago, dantheriver said:

There was a green Spotify variant at 4AD that got wiped out quick.

Man, I had the order button for the Spotify, but decided to navigate away to see if there was a Cherry Tree version. It wasn't posted yet, and by the time I went back to Spotify, it was gone. Not really interested in the white or the CT package, so I'll just grab the indie red whenever.

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Liking this Tropic Morning News song, especially since it's more guitar focused. I really don't like the SoundCloud rapper 'piano over digital drums' stuff they've done with Weird Goodbyes and the last 2 LPs. I probably still have a sealed copy of I Am Easy To Find sitting around somewhere because I blindly pre-ordered it then hated the singles lol. Anyways, I doubt this new record will be another Trouble Will Find Me, but if they're revisiting that style and before then I'm interested in hearing this new album.

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