The National have recorded a song for HBO drama Boardwalk Empire.
The band covered Isham Jones and The Ray Miller Orchestra’s 1924 song ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’ for use in episode 10 of season 3, ‘A Man, A Plan’, which aired in the US on November 18. The band are accompanied by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks on the track, which you can hear below by scrolling down the page.
This is not the first time The National have made music inspired by TV having recently covered a song from animated comedy Bob’s Burgers and also contributing music to the most recent season of Game Of Thrones. Boardwalk Empire stars Steve Buscemi and Kelly MacDonald and tells the story of 1920’s New York and the murky world of organised crime. The show currently airs in the UK on Sky Atlantic.
Stream the full track at Fuck Yeah! The National now.
The National return to the UK this December to headline All Tomorrow’s Parties. The three-day festival will return to its original venue, Pontins in Camber Sands, after Butlins in Minehead ended its contract with the festival. The band will host the event on December 7-9.
The line-up also includes Kronos Quartet, The Antlers, Owen Pallett, Boris, Tim Hecker, Sharon Van Etten, My Brightest Diamond, Wye Oak, Lower Dens, Megafaun, Suuns, Local Natives, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Michael Rother presents the music of Neu! & Harmonia, Deerhoof, Menomena, Nico Muhly, Stars Of The Lid, Youth Lagoon, Perfume Genius, Bear In Heaven, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion), Kathleen Edwards, Hauschka, This Is The Kit, So Percussion and Hayden.