The National: ‘Sleep Well Beast’
2XLP / CD / Digital Out Now
The Independent ★★★★★
“Nuanced, understated, restrained. It’s fantastic” – The Guardian ★★★★
“The National’s best LP yet” – Rolling Stone ★★★★
“Elegant, classy, subtly detailed” – Q ★★★★
“It’s all beautifully put together” – MOJO ★★★★
Sleep Well Beast, the new record by The National, is released today on 4AD.
Sleep Well Beast was produced by member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger. The album was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Aaron Dessner’s Hudson Valley, New York studio, Long Pond, with additional sessions having taken place in Berlin, Paris and Los Angeles.
Earlier this week, The National kicked off their World Tour in Philadelphia, where World Cafe and NPR Music hosted a First Listen Live performance and the band performed their new album to a sold out crowd. Later today, the band will perform their new record in a special, intimate show at Bowery Ballroom exclusively for SiriusXM. Tomorrow, 9th September, the band will be featured on CBS This Morning – Saturday. The New York Times have also debuted a new VR documentary, The National: Something Out of Nothing taking viewers behind the scenes as they crafted new songs for Sleep Well Beast.
Find all details on the album, plus extensive international tour dates, here.
Last night The National performed ‘Day I Die’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.