The National Share New Video, Announce Forthcoming Album

Photo by Graham MacIndoe

The National unveiled the title of their forthcoming album, called Sleep Well Beast. In addition to announcing the album, they also gave a sneak peek of the new music via single “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness.”

“The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness” has an eerie accompanying video, directed by software designer Casey Reas. The track is undeniably catchy and offers listeners a throwback to earlier National records.

This is the group’s follow-up record to 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me. In support of their new album, The National will tour worldwide starting in late June.

Sleep Well Beast will be available September 8 via 4AD.

Tracklist

01 “Nobody Else Will Be There”
02 “Day I Die”
03 “Walk It Back”
04 “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness”
05 “Born To Beg”
06 “Turtleneck”
07 “Empire Line”
08 “I’ll Still Destroy You”
09 “Guilty Party”
10 “Carin At The Liquor Store”
11 “Dark Side Of The Gym”
12 “Sleep Well Beast”

Tour dates

06/21 Glastonbury Festival – Glastonbury, UK
08/12 HAVEN Festival – Copenhagen, DENMARK
09/16 Cork Opera House / Sounds From a Safe Harbour – Cork, IRELAND
09/17 Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND
09/18 Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND
09/20 Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK
09/21 Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK
09/22 O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK
09/23 O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK
09/25 Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK
09/26 Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK
09/27 Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK
09/28 Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK
10/05 Wang Theatre – Boston, MA
10/06 Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY
10/11 Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
10/12 CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
10/14 Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
10/21 Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg, GERMANY
10/23 Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY
10/24 Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY
10/25 AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
10/28 Coliseum – Lisbon, PORTUGAL
10/30 Bozar – Brussels, BELGIUM
10/31 Bozar – Brussels, BELGIUM
11/02-04 Pitchfork Paris, Paris FRANCE
11/04 Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN
11/05 Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN
11/06 Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY
11/07 Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY
11/27 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR
11/28 Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
11/29 Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
12/01 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA
12/02 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA
12/04 Verizon Hall – Philadelphia, PA
12/07 Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA
12/08 Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA
12/09 Sony Centre – Toronto ON, CANADA
12/10 Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton ON, CANADA
12/12 Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL
12/13 Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL