- Aug 8, 2004
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[br]In a press release from Valve today comes the announcement that a song from the band The National will be included in its upcoming game, Portal 2, when it is released worldwide the week of April 18th. The band from Ohio have an indie rock style and Chet is excited to be working with them.
The National have had a successful year with 'High Violet', The National's most acclaimed and fastest-selling album to date. Released in May 2010, it debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, and prompted the New York Times to claim "The National is in a league of its own." Julia Betley of Bug Music said,"The inclusion of the original song, Still Alive, in the first Portal game was part of what made the game special," "For Portal 2, we wanted to extend the use of music. When Bug Music mentioned to us that The National might be interested, we jumped at the opportunity to work with them."
Make up your own minds on The National, check out their youtube here and some more info here.After I met with Valve and learned about the intricacies and story line of the first Portal game, I knew The National's music would fit beautifully in the sequel." "The National's raw and emotive music evokes the same visceral reactions from its listeners that Portal does from its players. It was exciting and a privilege to bring together two exceedingly talented creative teams to create something special for Portal 2."