"Their finest album to date." - Sunday Express (5/5)
"It's the subtlety, and the self-awareness, that make this album exquisite." - The Guardian (5/5)
"The warm but haunting Trouble Will Find Me will surely cement their accession to the rock mainstream." - The Independent (5/5)
"Perhaps for the first time, The National sound relaxed in their skin." - Uncut (8/10)
"They have pulled off another album for the modern age, and its stories live in all of us." - NME (8/10)
Trouble Will Find Me, The National’s new album is released this week. The sixth studio album for the Brooklyn band, it follows the critical and commercial success of High Violet in 2010. The album is the most self-assured collection of songs produced by The National in its 14-year career.
After a 22-month tour following the release of High Violet the band returned home. Regardless of plans to wait to record new music for another year or two, guitarist Aaron Dessner began working on sketches of new songs that the other members were too inspired by to not fully realize. Matt confesses, “For the past ten years we’d been chasing something, wanting to prove something. And this chase was about trying to disprove our own insecurities”.
The results are simultaneously breakthrough and oddly familiar, the culmination of an artistic journey that has led The National both to a new crest and, somehow, back to their beginnings—when, says Aaron, “our ideas would immediately click with each other. It’s free-wheeling again. The songs on one level are our most complex, and on another they’re our most simple and human. It just feels like we’ve embraced the chemistry we have”. The album was recorded at Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY. Trouble Will Find Me was self-produced and mixed by Craig Silvey with additional mixing from Peter Katis and Marcus Paquin.
Watch the video for 'Sea Of Love' below.
Following the May 21st release of Trouble Will Find Me, The National will embark on a world tour. Highlights include Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and Red Rocks Amphitheater.
5th - Barclay's Center, Brooklyn, NY
6th - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
7th - Mann Center for Performing Art, Philadelphia, PA
8th - The National, Richmond, VA
10th - Red Hat Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC
11th - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
13th - Lachine Canal, Montreal, Canada
14th - Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada
15th - LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
16th - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
21st - Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany
22nd - Southside Festival, Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany
25th - Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
28th - Live At The Marquee, Cork, Ireland
30th - Parco Della Musica, Rome, Italy
1st - City Sound Festival, Milan, Italy
2nd - Salata, Zagreb, Croatia
14th - Cincinnati, OH, Bunbury Festival
31st - Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland
2nd - Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
4th - Max Schmelling Halle, Berlin, Germany
5th - Mitsubishi Electric Hallen, Dusseldorf, Germany
6th - Rockhal, Luxembourg
7th - Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands
9th - Odyssey Arena, Belfast, UK
10th - O2 Arena, Dublin, Ireland
11th - O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
13th - Alexandra Palace, London, UK
18th - Zenith, Paris, France
20th - Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain
21st - Pavilhao Atlântico, Lison, Portugal