Published Jun 08, 2012Playing in the grass on a bright and sunny day, the National Shield run through "The New Restitution Is None" from their new album Weird Lines.
The cut is a five-minute slow-burner that begins as an understated tune before culminating with the band cranking the volume and repeating the line, "Don't tell your father where you've been." In this way the group bridges the gap between folk and alternative rock.
For this Exclaim! TV session, National Shield leader C.L. McLaughlin performs with Canadian indie treasure Julie Doiron on bass and Tom Tischer on drums.
Weird Lines arrived May 10, and you can stream the entire album at the bottom of the page.
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