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The National - Out Now : Sleep Well Beast
The National : Out Now : Sleep Well Beast
8th September 2017

The Independent *****
“Nuanced, understated, restrained. It’s fantastic”
  - The Guardian **** (Album of the Week)
"The National's best LP yet. Haunted by Mordant beauty, rattled paranoia." - Rolling Stone ****
"Elegant melancholia isn't enough for the National anymore. On its seventh album, "Sleep Well Beast," its new songs have more rhythmic ferment and melodic crosscurrents; they translate emotional complexity into musical counterpoint." - The New York Times
"With their seventh album they've achieved the rare feat of releasing one of their best - if not the best - collection to date." - Variety
"Sleep Well Beast is a towering achievement." - Under the Radar
"[They] have come roaring back with their most ambitious, urgent album yet." USA TODAY
"Sleep Well Beast kicks harder than any National album in more than a decade." - Stereogum
“Elegant, classy, subtly detailed” - Q ****
“It’s all beautifully put together” - MOJO ****
“Superb” Uncut 8/10

Today, The National release their new album Sleep Well Beast on 4AD

Last night the band performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, which you can now watch in the player below.  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.  In the film, directed by Oscar Nominee Marshall Curry, viewers are guided through The National's creative process in their Hudson Valley Studio as well as onstage as they perform at HAVEN Festival in Copenhagen.  Viewers can enjoy the film here or download the NYT VR app for a fully immersive experience.

You can buy from the 4AD Store here on LP/CD.
Find the album at your nearest indie record store here.
Buy and stream the album on the digital platform of your choice here.

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.  The performance will air live at 7:00 pm ET on SiriusXMU, channel 35, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.  Tomorrow, 9th September, the band will be featured on CBS This Morning - Saturday.

The National​ - Sleep Well Beast

1. Nobody Else Will Be There
2. Day I Die
3. Walk It Back
4. The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness 
5. Born to Beg
6. Turtleneck
7. Empire Line
8. I’ll Still Destroy You
9. Guilty Party
10. Carin at the Liquor Store
11. Dark Side of the Gym
12. Sleep Well Beast 

16th – Cork Opera House / Sounds From a Safe Harbour, Cork, Ireland [SOLD OUT]
17th – Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland [SOLD OUT]
18th – Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland [SOLD OUT]
20th – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK [SOLD OUT]
21st – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK [SOLD OUT]
22nd – O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK [SOLD OUT]
23rd – O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK [SOLD OUT]
25th – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK ^ [SOLD OUT]
26th – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK ^ [SOLD OUT]
27th – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK ^ [SOLD OUT]
28th – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK ^ [SOLD OUT]

5th – Wang Theatre, Boston MA, US * [SOLD OUT]
6th – Forest Hills Stadium, New York NY, US #
7th – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA, US #
8th – Masonic Hall, Detroit, MI, US #
11th - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, US % #
12th - CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA, US #
14th - Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA, US [SOLD OUT]
15th - Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA, US
21st – Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany [SOLD OUT]
23rd – Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany [SOLD OUT]
24th – Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany [SOLD OUT]
25th – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [SOLD OUT]
26th – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
28th – Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal [SOLD OUT]
30th – Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium [SOLD OUT]
31st – Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium [SOLD OUT]

2nd - 4th – Pitchfork Paris, Paris, France
4th – Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden [SOLD OUT]
5th – Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden
6th – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway [SOLD OUT]
7th – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
27th – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland OR, USA [SOLD OUT]
28th – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA, US ^ [SOLD OUT]
29th – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA, US ^ [SOLD OUT]

1st – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
2nd – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
4th – Verizon Hall, Philadelphia PA, US ^ [SOLD OUT]
5th – The Anthem, Washington DC, US ^ 
7th – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
8th – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
9th – Sony Centre, Toronto ON, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
10th – Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton ON, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
12th – Civic Opera House, Chicago IL, US ^ [SOLD OUT]
13th – Civic Opera House, Chicago IL, US ^ [SOLD OUT]

20th - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas NV, US
23rd - Pepsi Center WTC, Mexico City, Mexico

21st – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, Australia
22nd – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, Australia
25th – Villa Maria Winery, Auckland, New Zealand
27th – Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia

1st – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia

# - w/ Daughter
% - w/ Local Natives  
^  - w/ This Is The Kit 
* - w/ Adia Victoria