The National's new 2017 album has got us excited! Adding to that, they've teazed us with this 30 second video on their Twitter account:
In this teazer, amongst discordant sounds and some creepy black & white footage there is a ticker tape at the bottom that reminds us this is breaking news! The last album from The National is their 2013 album Trouble Will Find Me. It's about time we get another right?
Sleep Well Beast
The release date for The National's new album is said to be later this summer. According to NME, at this point it's looking like Sleep Well Beast could be the name of a single or of the new album itself. We'll have to wait and see what the band have got planned!
The National's New Logo
Having also released a new logo, with a clean, minimalist look, it might mean a new sound from The National is headed our way. You can check that one out below:
Aaron Dessner's Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival
Also in the news, The National's Aaron Dessner, together with Justin Vernon, founder of Bon Iver, are set to host Eaux Claires, a festival taking place on June 16th and 17th of 2017. They're calling it the anti-festival, with the vision to provide an experience different to those on the current festival circuit. They feel that too many lineups these days are too similar and the two rather are encouraging performers to collaborate. Curated by Aaron and Justin, it's pretty much guaranteed to be a good festival, musically. The lineup includes artists like Chance The Rapper and Feist.
This is what Aaron Dessner had to say about Eaux Claires in his most recent Reddit AMA:
"Eaux Claires means so much to all of us -- as artists it's an opportunity to collaborate in ways we wouldn't normally get to do. And it's also a chance to connect with friends and the audience in a more concentrated and free flowing way. More and more we want to engage with the festival as a way to push music forward and embrace new ways of working. It's a collective effort that the audience is part of too -- and hopefully that keep evolving from year to year."
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Why not check out this, this and this.
Image source: The National Facebook