The National Holiday

The National unveiled a #YEWworthy new track, “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness,” from their forthcoming seventh album, Sleep Well Beast, out September 8th via 4AD.

…and like everything the acclaimed indie band releases, it rules.

Their first album since 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me, Sleep Well Beast (full track list below) was recorded + produced by guitarist Aaron Dessner at his home studio in Hudson Valley, New York.

The National, Sleep Well Beast

Additionally, the band announced a fall world tour which stops at the Hollywood Bowl, October 11th, and SDSU’s CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, October 12.
Pre-orders of Sleep Well Beast will come with advance access to tickets.  YEW!

‘Sleep Well Beast’ Track List

“Nobody Else Will Be There”
“Day I Die”
“Walk It Back”
“The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”
“Born to Beg”
“Empire Line”
“I’ll Still Destroy You”
“Guilty Party”
“Carin at the Liquor Store”
“Dark Side of the Gym”
“Sleep Well Beast”

The National Tour Dates

October 5 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
October 6 – New York, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
October 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
October 12 – San Diego, CA @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
October 14 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
November 27 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
November 28 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
November 29 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
December 1 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
December 2 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
December 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Verizon Hall
December 7 – Montréal, Québec @ Metropolis
December 8 – Montréal, Québec @ Metropolis
December 9 – Toronto, Ontario @ Sony Centre
December 10 – Hamilton, Ontario @ Hamilton Place Theatre
December 12 – Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
December 13 – Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House

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Chris Cantore

Chris Cantore

Morning Radio Guy turned Digital Media Dude.
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