the national

The National Will Perform Their New Album Sleep Well Beast on NPR Before It’s Released

Ahead of the release of their new album Sleep Well Beast on September 8, The National will play the entirety of the LP at a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 17, 2017

The National – “Carin at the Liquor Store”

The National premiered a new song from their forthcoming new album Sleep Well Beast on Beats 1 today. "Carin at the Liquor Store" is the…
Taylor Berman / August 8, 2017

Watch The National Debut New Song “Born To Beg”

When the National shared "Guilty Party," the most recent song from their upcoming album Sleep Well Beast, they also announced an actual Guilty Party, a two-day…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 17, 2017

The National – “Guilty Party”

The National have released the video for "Guilty Party," a new song from their upcoming album Sleep Well Beast. Directed by Casey Reas, the video juxtaposes…
Jeremy Gordon / June 29, 2017

The National Tease New Song “Guilty Beast” in Video

The National tweeted a 10-second teaser of "Guilty Party," a track from their upcoming album Sleep Well Beast, which is out September 8 on 4AD. It…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 28, 2017

The National, Hot Chip, Julien Baker, Nigel Godrich, and More to Play Shows Benefitting Refugee Crisis

On September 20, 1,000 musicians will perform from the intimate setting of people’s homes in over 60 cities around the world as part of the…
Sadie Bell, Billboard / June 27, 2017

Watch The National Premiere Four New Sleep Well Beast Songs in Paris Show

Last night, a crowd in Paris got to watch the National premiere four new songs from their upcoming album Sleep Well Beast: "Nobody Else Will Be There,"
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2017

The National Splatter Their Canvas on “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”

It's no surprise: Bryce Dessner could only get so good at writing intricate, post-minimalist new-classical music before it came to bear on his band in earnest.
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 11, 2017

Video: The National – “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”

In addition to announcing their new album Sleep Well Beast, the National have also released their bracing new single "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness"
Brian Josephs / May 11, 2017

The National Announce World Tour, Detail New Album Sleep Well Beast

The National have properly announced their seventh studio album, Sleep Well Beast, which is due out September 8 on 4AD. It's their first studio LP since…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 11, 2017

The National’s New Album Is Apparently Called Sleep Well Beast, Out September 8

Sometimes you plan a full slate of "mysterious" album teasers, and then someone spots a poster that was perhaps posted too soon and blows your cover—in this case,…
Anna Gaca / May 10, 2017

Hear Another New National Teaser Titled “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness”

The National seemed to tease a new album Tuesday with a video containing new music. The video featured a TV news-style info crawl with the…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / May 10, 2017

The National Tease New Music in Mysterious Video

Early this morning, the National released a video titled "Sleep Well Beast" on Facebook that appears to tease a new album from the group. Framed like…
Geena Kloeppel / May 9, 2017

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – “Mercury”

Sufjan Stevens, the National's Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister made an album about planets, and they've just revealed a new one. "Mercury" is the closing…
Anna Gaca / April 24, 2017

New Music: Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – “Saturn”

Last month, Sufjan Stevens, composer Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner of the National, and drummer James McAlister began hinting at an upcoming collaborative album inspired by the solar system.
Anna Gaca / March 27, 2017
Page 1 of 11