This song is a deep cut from the 2007 album Boxer by Cincinatti band The National. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest modern love songs ever written. And, yet, it wasn't a single. Go figure.
The song is classic indie-pop, with a dark and brooding accompanyment alongside the sweet lyrics about what real love looks like.
A personal joy I get is when the live performance sounds so much like the studio one. On one hand, you want to see some unique elements - and you get that with this 2010 live performance - but also, you can see how tight the band is, and how much an extension of themselves this performance is.
"Slow Show" incorporated lyrics from their 2001 song, "29 Years", which was a more country-tinged song, but you can hear the future sound starting to develop.