THE NATIONAL share new track ‘Day I Die’

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THE NATIONAL Share video for new single ‘Day I Die’ LP7 Sleep Well Beast out Friday 8th September

The National have shared their latest track ‘Day I Die’ from their forthcoming album Sleep Well Beastreleased Friday 8th September via 4AD / Remote Control Records.

The video, which was directed by Casey Reas, compresses the frenetic energy of performing with the grind of touring. It’s a day in the life of The National. Reas adds, “Graham MacIndoe captured eighteen time-lapse photo series during rehearsals at Le Centquatre in June 2017 in Paris. Hours of rehearsal are compressed into a few minutes. Over five thousand of these photographs were brought together to make the final video. I wrote custom software to collage multiple photographs together and to compile them into videos. A flickering colour layer abstracted from broadcast television signals augments the black and white footage. The images here are played back at 12fps, near the threshold of the persistence of vision.”  Watch the video via the image below.

The National will embark on their world tour which will arrive in Australia in February 2018. They will play shows in Sydney at The Sydney Opera HouseBrisbane at Riverstage and Melbourne at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. On top of a wealth of unforgettable music spanning six critically acclaimed records, this will mark the first time Australian audiences will hear live performances from Sleep Well Beast –hosted at premiere venues made to showcase one of the most formidable and impeccable live acts in the world. Full dates and ticketing details below.

Sleep Well Beast was produced by member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner andMatt Berninger.  The album was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Aaron Dessner’s Hudson Valley, New York studio, Long Pond.

Sleep Well Beast is available for pre-order at and will be available in CD, digital and double LP formats.

The National – ‘Day I Die’
Stream / Download

The National – Australian Tour Dates 2018

Wed 21 Feb – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney NSW
Tue 27 Feb – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD
Thu 1 Mar – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC

For ticketing info and enquiries visit Handsome Tours.

The National – Sleep Well Beast

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 – Sleep Well Beast is out Friday 8th September via 4AD / Remote Control Records.


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