“The world’s stadiums await.” The Guardian *****
“Sensational.” The Independent *****
The National have unveiled their new video for ‘I Need My Girl’, the latest single to be taken their recent sixth studio album Trouble Will Find Me. The video follows the recent release of the single, featuring the bonus track ‘Learning’, a cover of the Perfume Genius song.
Directed by Brooklyn-based visual artist Sophia Peer (whose previous work includes videos for The National’s ‘Graceless’ and ‘Sea Of Love’), the video can be viewed below.
WATCH ‘I NEED MY GIRL’:
The National will be touring throughout much of 2014, with festival appearances at the inaugural 6Music event on March 1st in Manchester, Primavera Sound in Barcelona and Oslo’s Øya Festival, as well as multi-night stints at the Chicago Theater and Austin City Limits Live this spring. On 12th July, they will perform at London’s Hyde Park with the legendary Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, visit the band’s website at www.americanmary.com
THE NATIONAL TOUR DATES
01-Mar – MANCHESTER, 6Music Festival
10-Jul – EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
12-Jul – LONDON, Barclaycard British Summer Time at Hyde Park
14-Jul – CORK, Cork Arts Festival
18-Jul – DUBLIN, Iveagh Gardens
19-Jul – DUBLIN, Iveagh Gardens
2013 saw The National sell out two nights at London’s Alexandra Palace and receive a Grammy nomination for their album Trouble Will Find Me in ‘The Best Alternative Music Album’ category. Trouble Will Find Me charted in the Top 3 on both sides of the Atlantic, receiving international critical acclaim, and was featured in numerous Best Albums of 2013 media lists.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL
Formed in 1999, The National consists of lead vocalist Matt Berninger fronting two pairs of brothers: Aaron (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). Their first two full-lengths, The National and Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers, and mini-album, Cherry Tree, preceded their signing to Beggars Banquet in 2004. Alligator (2005) included underground anthem “Mr. November” and raised The National’s profile as they grew into an incendiary live band. Boxer (2007) featured classic songs like “Fake Empire”, “Mistaken For Strangers” and “Start A War; and 2010’s High Violet was widely recognized for its critical and commercial success around the world. Both individually and collectively, The National’s members have been involved in a vast array of artistic, charitable and socio-political pursuits.