After unveiling the absurd hotness that was the video for “Conversation 16”, The National are doling out another moment that will surely grab a lot of attention with the release of a new song entitled “Think You Can Wait” from the upcoming movie Win Win. Now, that is a true win-win.
The movie, starring Paul Giamatti and directed by Thomas McCarthy, tells the story of an attorney who spends his free time as a wrestling coach, wherein he discovers a star athlete he hopes to make a quick buck off until said athlete’s deadbeat mom re-enters the picture. A film with such emotional gravitas undoubtedly deserves a real somber little ditty; as usual, the band delivers a slow, steady cut that features guest vocals by Sharon Van Etten. Check it out at Pigeons & Planes.
When the New York-based rockers aren’t busy with sports dramedies, they’re scoring even more oddball fare. According to TwentyFourBit, The National have also recorded new music for the upcoming Portal 2 video game, which is slated to hit stores in April 2011. As always, stay tuned for more on that project as it’s announced.