Brooklyn-based indie heroes The National have contributed a new song to the soundtrack for season two of HBO’s epic Game of Thrones, which you may have heard over the closing credits of tonight’s terrific episode ‘Blackwater’. The lyrics for ‘The Rains of Castamere’ were penned by George R.R. Martin himself, and Matt Berninger gives them an appropriate weariness over the brooding, orchestral track.
The Game Of Thrones: Season Two soundtrack is out June 19. Listen to ‘The Rains of Castamere’ below (via Consequence Of Sound).