The National Tease New Song “Guilty Beast” in Video

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Matt Berninger of The National performs on The Pyramid stage on day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival 2017 at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2017 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)

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 bears out the thesis presented by the album’s first single, “The System Dreams in Total Darkness”: The new National is into electronics and, perhaps, a hint of dystopia. The clip is all glitchy noise and skittering, IDM-ish percussion; check it out below. It was one of the Sleep Well Beast tracks the band debuted in Paris last week; you can watch a pro-grade video of the band performing the full song from that show live here.

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