Ladies and gentlemen, The National have returned, and oh, sweet lord, have they returned in style.
The Ohio four-piece have been relatively quiet since 2013's Trouble Will Find Me, but we don't have much longer to wait: they've just announced their seventh studio album, Sleep Well Beast, set for release on September 8.
The news has come along with a beautiful new single, "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness," along with a drone-shot video directed by Casey Reas.
Sleep Well Beast was recorded at guitarist and keyboardist Aaron Dessner’s New York studio. Dessner also produced the album, which was co-produced by frontman Matt Berninger and guitarist (and brother) Bryce Dessner.
YAY! Full tracklist here:
Nobody Else Will Be There
Day I Die
Walk It Back
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Born to Beg
I’ll Still Destroy You
Carin at the Liquor Store
Dark Side of the Gym
Sleep Well Beast