Can you listen to the National’s ‘Sunshine on My Back’ without tearing up?

If the advent of spring has gotten your spirits up, well, indie-rock mopesters the National are here to bring them right back down. Check out their surprise new track below, and download a copy for free right by purchasing Mistaken for Strangers, their acclaimed band documentary.

Don’t think a song about sunshine can be sad? You are in for a weepy surprise.

This ought to keep my seasonal affective disorder going through July at least.

Photo via musicisentropy/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'