It is tough covering a song by The National but Dom La Nena does an amazing job with "Start A War" which will be out on her upcoming EP Golondrina (Six Degrees) out October 22nd. The video is as compelling as her performance as directed by Jeremiah who has worked with Don in the past. Shot mostly on Super 8, the grainy nature of the imagery only enhances the revolutionary patina that grace the lyrics as the song builds on a sea saw of cello sounds and organic percussion. The tonal quality of Dom's evocative vocal performance is breathy at times and always intimate like she is whispering secrets in your ear. This version stands proudly right next to the original.
Dom La Nena will be returning to North America early next year, touring in select markets and showcasing at New York's APAP Convention. More dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
January/February Tour Dates
1/10 APAP Convention @ Joe's Pub - New York, NY
1/11 APAP Convention @ Joe's Pub - New York, NY
2/13 Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago, IL
2/15 McCabe's - Los Angeles, CA
2/16 Yoshi's - San Francisco, CA
2/20 Ville de Gatineau - Gatineau, Canada
2/21 Montreal Highlights Festival @ Club Soda - Montreal, Canada
2/22 Le Palais Montclam-Maison de la Musique - Quebec City, Canada
2/26 Joe's Pub - New York, NY