The National | A Skin, A Night (DVD) & The Virginia (EP) Giveaway!

The National: A Skin, A Night (DVD/EP)
A Skin, A Night

It seems like it was a little under the radar, but yesterday (05/20) The National released a new documentary film and a music EP. The film is called A Skin, A Night and it chronicles the making of the album Boxer. The new EP is called The Virginia EP and it contains a full album’s worth (it clocks in at 45 minutes) of hard to find B-sides, demos, and live performances. And if that wasn’t enough to get you excited, I’m also giving away a free copy of the new DVD/EP package by The National to a random person who emails me at and tells me which Bowery Presents venue The National had the honor of opening last year.

More About A Skin, A Night and The Virginia EP

This is a documentary about The National by French filmmaker Vincent Moon, who followed the group during the creation of their acclaimed 2007 release, “Boxer.” It’s an insightful and beautiful glimpse into the band’s creative process. The DVD is packaged with a separate disc, “The Virginia EP”, which contains twelve tracks of demos, a cover, live versions, a radio session, and b-sides. Look for them on tour with REM and Modest Mouse in May. []

All The National tour dates after the jump.

The National 2008 Tour Dates
23 May 2008 Deer Lake Park w/ REM + Modest Mouse Vancouver, British Columbia
24 May 2008 Sasquatch Festival 2008 George, Washington
25 May 2008 Les Schwab Ampitheater w/ Modest Mouse + The Breeders Bend, Oregon
28 May 2008 House of Blues San Diego, California
29 May 2008 Hollywood Bowl w/ REM + Modest Mouse Los Angeles, California
31 May 2008 Greek Theatre w/ REM + Modest Mouse Berkeley, California
01 Jun 2008 Greek Theatre w/ REM + Modest Mouse Berkeley, California
03 Jun 2008 Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ REM + Modest Mouse Denver, Colorado
05 Jun 2008 Xcel Energy Center w/ REM + Modest Mouse St. Paul, Minnesota
06 Jun 2008 United Center w/ REM + Modest Mouse Chicago, Illinois
07 Jun 2008 The Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, Michigan
08 Jun 2008 Molson Amphitheatre w/ REM + Modest Mouse Toronto, Ontario
10 Jun 2008 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre w/ REM + Modest Mouse Raleigh, North Carolina
11 Jun 2008 Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ REM + Modest Mouse Columbia, Maryland
13 Jun 2008 Tweeter Center w/ REM + Modest Mouse Boston, Massachusetts
14 Jun 2008 Jones Beach w/ REM + Modest Mouse Wantagh, New York
18 Jun 2008 Mann Center w/ REM + Modest Mouse Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 Jun 2008 Madison Square Garden w/ REM + Modest Mouse New York, New York
21 Jun 2008 Lakewood Amphitheatre w/ REM + Modest Mouse Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jun 2008 The National Richmond, Virginia
28 Jun 2008 Furia Sound Festival Cergy-Pontoise
29 Jun 2008 Glastonbury Festival Pilton
30 Jun 2008 Birmingham Academy Birmingham
01 Jul 2008 Leeds Met University Leeds
03 Jul 2008 Rock Werchter Werchter
04 Jul 2008 O2 Wireless Festival London
06 Jul 2008 Ruisrock 2008 Turku
08 Jul 2008 Mandela Hall Belfast
10 Jul 2008 Optimus Alive! Festival Lisbon
12 Jul 2008 Oxegen Festival Punchestown Racecourse
13 Jul 2008 T In the Park Balado, Kinross-Shire, Scotland
15 Jul 2008 Fly Beeyond Festival Athens
16 Jul 2008 Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux
17 Jul 2008 Dachau Music Summer Munich
18 Jul 2008 Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimaraes
20 Jul 2008 Benicassim Festival Benicassim, Valencia
07 Aug 2008 Oya Festival Oslo
08 Aug 2008 Way Out West Festival Goteborg
09 Aug 2008 Haldern Pop Festival Rees-Haldern
11 Aug 2008 Vega Copenhagen
13 Aug 2008 Train Aarhus
15 Aug 2008 Lowlands Festival Biddinghuizen
17 Aug 2008 The Green Man Festival Brecon Beacons