REACTIONS I HAD READING THROUGH THE TRACK LIST OF THE NATIONAL'S INSANE GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE

I'm completely freaking out that THIS is where truckin' on the long strange trip has led us. http://www.dayofthedeadmusic.com/
  1. The War On Drugs - "Touch of Grey"
    As if I haven't been listening to a lo-fi YouTube rip of this for years now http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vKA6NZ_Hbuk It's so solid that it serves as a flawless proof point that the rest of this ambitious experiment (we mostly have yet to still hear, unlike this track) is surely going to be successful.
  2. Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis, and Friends - "Cassidy"
    Puking rainbows - CLEARLY.
  3. Kurt Vile and the Violators featuring J. Mascis - "Box of Rain"
    Who's gonna do what here?! I NEED TO KNOW
  4. Courtney Barnett - "New Speedway Boogie"
    So nailing it. In my mind, this is going to sound like an abandoned b-side from her EP with a pace and feel not unlike "Lance Jr." https://open.spotify.com/track/5Ayy74gp5bQICAXVvQGo9Q
  5. Jim James & Friends - "Candyman"
    Sweeeeeeettttttt.
  6. Lucius - "Uncle John's Band"
    Genius move. The entirety of the vocals are interlocked in uniform harmony. This is what Lucius does for a living. YES. Good.
  7. Daniel Rossen, Chris Bear, The National, Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion, and The Brooklyn Youth Chorus - "Terrapin Station Suite"
    THIS IS GOING TO BE CINEMATIC AS FUUUUCCCCCKKKKKKKK WOW. I also highly recommend Terrapin fronted by John Mayer from Dead + Co. tour if you're a fan of that "weak in the knees take me now" feeling 👌 http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PkJSQKxbV0A
  8. Angel Olsen - "Attics of My Life"
  9. Phosphorescent and Friends - "Standing on the Moon"
    Whole thing is right in Matthew's natural register! With any luck this will probably sound like something from 'Here's To Taking It Easy.' Updated: "SUGAREE" WITH JENNY LEWIS TOO? 😲
  10. Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band - "Cumberland Blues"
    OH THE BOPS THAT AWAIT
  11. Cass McCombs, Joe Russo, and Friends - "Dark Star"
    Having seen these two play together multiple times, this is gonna be reeeeeaaaaaaal good.
  12. Lucinda Williams and Friends - "Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad"
  13. Real Estate - "Here Comes Sunshine"
    I cannnnnnnot wait for this as one of my favorite Dead takes ever is this song at UCLA in 1973: https://archive.org/details/gd73-11-17.sbd.gardner.4749.sbeok.shnf Also, so underappreciated.
  14. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Shakedown Street"
    More like SPACEdown Street. This is going to be waaaavvvvvyyyyyy.
  15. Hiss Golden Messenger - "Brown-Eyed Women"
    I LOVE YOU MC TAYLOR
  16. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider"
  17. TO EVERYONE THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THIS FORTHCOMING CAPSULE OF GENIUS:
    💀🌹🌈🍄✌️✨🙌