Skip to content

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

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: Matt Berninger of The National performs onstage 2016 Panorama NYC Festival - Day 2 at Randall's Island on July 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

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 repeated phrase “Sleep Well Beast.” Underneath that phrase was another: “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness.” Today a second teaser has appeared on the band’s Instagram, also titled “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness.” This one is more uptempo, marked by viscerally piercing blasts of electric guitar. Check it out below.

This post originally appeared on Stereogum.

Share This