The National share new song and video for ‘Day I Die

The National share new song and video for ‘Day I Die

THE NATIONAL

SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘DAY I DIE’

SLEEP WELL BEAST

OUT SEPTEMBER 8

 

The National shared their latest track ‘Day I Die’ from their forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast.

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 below or listen to ‘Day I Die’ via streaming services here.

WATCH: ‘Day I Die’
Directed by Casey Reas

 

The National claimed their first #1 at commercial radio on the Triple-A radio chart with ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’, and recently shared the track ‘Carin at the Liquor Store’. Both songs, along with the previously released ‘Guilty Party’ are off the band’s seventh studio album Sleep Well Beast, out next week on September 8th. Sleep Well Beast is available for pre-order on CD, double-LP and digital formats.

In September, The National will embark on a nearly sold-out world tour In advance of the tour, The National played Glastonbury in the second to headlining slot on the Pyramid Stage (“Could The National Be Glastonbury’s Next Headliners?” asked the NME), performed two intimate nights in the round at Hudson’s Basilica and appeared at Haven Festival in Copenhagen. For additional information and pre-sale registration visit www.americanmary.com.

 

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

“The best album the band has done.” NPR
“The National are having a moment, however unassumingly, at the top of whatever is left of serious rock music.” Magnet
“Sleep Well Beast is a towering achievement.” Under The Radar
“It’s all beautifully put together.” MOJO ****
“Superb.” Uncut 8/10
“A beautiful piece of work.” Record Collector ****

 

Photo credit: Graham MacIndoe
[L-R: Scott Devendorf, Bryce Dessner, Matt Berninger, Bryan Devendorf, Aaron Dessner]

 

WORLD TOUR:
05/09/17 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, USA **SOLD OUT**
16/09/17 – Cork Opera House – Cork, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
17/09/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
18/09/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
20/09/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK **SOLD OUT**
21/09/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK **SOLD OUT**
22/09/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK **SOLD OUT**
23/09/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK **SOLD OUT**
25/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ **SOLD OUT**
26/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ **SOLD OUT**
27/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ **SOLD OUT**
28/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ **SOLD OUT**
05/10/17 – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA, USA * **SOLD OUT**
06/10/17 – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY, USA #
07/10/17 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA, USA #
08/10/17 – Masonic Hall, Detroit, MI, USA #
11/10/17 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA, USA #
12/10/17 – CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA, USA #
14/10/17 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA, USA # **SOLD OUT**
15/10/17 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA, USA #
21/10/17 – Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg, GERMANY **SOLD OUT**
23/10/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY **SOLD OUT**
24/10/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY **SOLD OUT**
25/10/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS **SOLD OUT**
26/10/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
28/10/17 – Coliseum – Lisbon, PORTUGAL **SOLD OUT**
30/10/17 – Palais des Beaux-Arts – Brussels, BELGIUM **SOLD OUT**
31/10/17 – Palais des Beaux-Arts – Brussels, BELGIUM **SOLD OUT**
02-04/11/17 – Pitchfork Paris, Paris, FRANCE
04/11/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN **SOLD OUT**
05/11/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN
06/11/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY
07/11/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY
27/11/17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR, USA **SOLD OUT**
28/11/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA, USA **SOLD OUT**
29/11/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA, USA **SOLD OUT**
01/12/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
02/12/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
04/12/17 – Verizon Hall – Philadelphia, PA, USA **SOLD OUT**
07/12/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
08/12/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
09/12/17 – Sony Centre – Toronto ON, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
10/12/17 – Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton ON, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
12/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL, USA **SOLD OUT**
13/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL, USA **SOLD OUT**
20/01/18 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV, USA
23/01/18 – Pepsi Center WTC – Mexico City, MX
21/02/18 – Sydney Opera House Forecourt – Sydney, AUSTRALIA
25/02/18 – Villa Maria Winery – Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
27/02/18 – Riverstage – Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
01/03/18 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
# w/ Daughter
% w/ Local Natives
^ w/ This Is The Kit
* w/ Adia Victoria

 

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