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The National Announce New Album; Stream New Song

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    The National will release their new album, I Am Easy To Find, on May 17th. Today they’ve released a trailer, the new song “You Had Your Soul With You,” pre-orders, and new tour dates.


    Track Listing

    1. You Had Your Soul With You
    2. Quiet Light
    3. Roman Holiday
    4. Oblivions
    5. The Pull Of You
    6. Hey Rosey
    7. I Am Easy To Find
    8. Her Father In The Pool
    9. Where Is Her Head
    10. Not In Kansas
    11. So Far So Fast
    12. Dust Swirls In Strange Light
    13. Hairpin Turns
    14. Rylan
    15. Underwater
    16. Light Years
    4/16 – Paris, FR @ Olympia SOLD OUT
    4/18 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall SOLD OUT
    4/22 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre SOLD OUT
    4/24 – Toronto, ON @ Roy Thomson Hall SOLD OUT
    4/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre SOLD OUT
    6/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center*
    6/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell*
    6/15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
    6/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy*
    6/17 – St Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre*
    6/19 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem*
    6/20 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point*
    6/21 – Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
    6/22 – Hamilton, ON @ Pier 8**
    6/24 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live*
    6/25 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium*
    6/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lawn at White River*
    6/28 – Chicago, IL @ Northerly Island**
    7/10 – Manchester, UK @ Castlefield Bowl
    7/12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
    7/13 – London, UK @ Hyde Park
    7/15 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
    7/16 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
    7/18 – Rättvik, SE @ Dalhalla
    8/4 – Waterford, IE @ All Together Now
    8/6 – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand
    8/7 – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand
    8/9 – Sicily, IT @ Ypsigrock
    8/10 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
    8/11 – Buftea, RO @ Summer Well
    8/14 – Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura
    8/16 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
    8/16 — 8/18 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands
    8/18 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
    8/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park**
    8/29 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park**
    8/30 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield**
    9/1 – Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater**
    9/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre**
    9/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre**
    9/5 – Odgen, UT @ Ogden Amphitheater**
    9/8 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera House**
    9/10 – Austin, TX @ 360 Amphitheatre**
    9/11 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
    11/25 – Warsaw, PL @ Torwar Hall
    11/26 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
    11/27 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
    11/29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
    12/1 – Bochum, DE @ Ruhrcongress
    12/2 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
    12/3 – Zurich, SW @ Samsung Hall
    12/4 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
    12/5 – Stuttgart, DE @ Porsche Arena
    * Courtney Barnett

  2. AndrewSoup

    It's A Secret To Everyone Prestigious

    oh shit, i didn't expect this!!!
  3. zsoty27

    "I am the patron saint of lost causes"

    WOW this is out of the blue, I'm so glad!
  4. NitrateDawn


    Wow, I expected to have to wait another year or two before another album, this feels quick for them! And 16 tracks, hell yeah
    SuNDaYSTaR likes this.
  5. fredwordsmith

    Regular Supporter

    GOD DAMN THIS IS GREAT NEWS. Was not expecting a quick turnaround.

    Sleep Well Beast
    might be their best front-to-back record for me, although it's like picking out your favorite cookie if all the cookies were amazing and delicious.

    The name is also the opposite of my favorite track on Trouble Will Find Me and I can see them playing this new single and "Hard to Find" back to back.
    josh- likes this.
  6. GageStillAlive

    Still Alive Supply Co.

    Love the song and that artwork is really cool too.
  7. SuNDaYSTaR


    Song sounds amazing, as they all do.
  8. josh-

    Twitter: @joshcaraballin

    Matt Beringers voice is nicotine.
  9. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

  10. Steeeve Perry


    I only realised this the other day, but I have liked each National album less than its predecessor ever since Alligator. I would still rank their releases Alligator>Boxer>High Violet>Trouble Will Find Me>Sleep Well Beast. But I genuinely like them all. Sleep Well Beast is just SUCH a mood record for me (even compared with their others) that I don't play it much. It's still good though. I don't think they could get much further down the 'downtrodden, weary middle-aged man' rabbit hole than Sleep Well Beast, so I look forward to this seemingly new direction.
  11. artbynickferran

    My expectations after Trouble Will Find Me were unrealistically high (as that's one of my favorite albums released in recent memory), so Sleep Well Beast did not stick with me very well. Maybe my expectations are just a little lower this time around, but after first listen I like this more than most off the last one.
  12. all the women voices being added to this is going to be an incredible dimension to this band's songwriting - the vocals from
    Gail Ann Dorsey brought me to my knees
    smowashere and AVanMill17 like this.
  13. seanxwilliams

    Synthetic apparitions of not being lonely

    Announcing a new record on a Tuesday out of the blue... How very National of them (I love the new song and that triple LP vinyl edition was pre-ordered in an instant)
    SuNDaYSTaR likes this.
  14. Ska Senanake


    I'd call it fine wine.
    SuNDaYSTaR and coleslawed like this.
  15. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

    I’ll be honest here, I never gave SWB much of a chance. I was extremely hyped. Trouble Will Find Me is my favorite National album, as well as one of my favorite records in general.

    This one never grabbed me. I wanted to love it, but I kind of just stopped listening after a little bit and never returned.

    Based on the comments here, I’m thinking I should revisit it.

    Either way, I absolutely love this new single and I’m very excited.
    artbynickferran likes this.
  16. Empire Line-I'll Still Destroy You-Guilty Party is an incredible three-song run.
  17. VanderlyleCrybaby


    Agreed, I'd also add Carin at the Liquor Store to that
    Carrow likes this.
  18. josh-

    Twitter: @joshcaraballin

    Tack on Dark Side for good measure
  19. And why not the title track while we're at it? Glad we could agree the back half is flawless
  20. fredwordsmith

    Regular Supporter

    I think it's an album best listened to in reverse. The normal tracklisting is great, but it really CLICKS if you start with the "back half" being your intro, as all the above posts note. No idea why that is. But give it a shot. It's truly a masterpiece.
    VanderlyleCrybaby likes this.
  21. Bartek T.

    D'oh! Prestigious

    Really excited! and they've announced a show here in Poland too, hell yeah!
  22. benschuyler

    Regular Prestigious

    Cool to hear of another person who's favorite track from that is "Hard To Find." I can't tell you how many times I've listened to that song.