Fresh from their awesome set on the Pyramid stage at last week’s Glastonbury festival, The National have released a new music video, directed by Casey Reas for their track entitled ‘Guilty Party’.
They first took to their twitter to tease a clip and now the new vid can be viewed in its entirety above.
The new track is from the Brooklyn based band’s upcoming seventh studio album ‘Sleep Well Beast’. The hotly anticipated LP is set to drop on September 8. We’ve been waiting sometime for new material form the lads. The last offering from them was in 2013! – with Trouble Will Find Me which was nominated for best Alternative Music Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
We’ve already have a bit of an idea of what to expect from this new LP as the band previously teased the LP with lead single ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’. It’s a darker sound.
The National have described their new album ‘Sleep Well Beast’ as ‘wild and experimental
“I think we just stopped editing ourselves,” front man Matt Berninger said in an recent interview. “We throw everything onto the table all of the time, then at the end of the process we flip the table over again. We’ve learned to destroy our stuff and throw it away and forget about it and move on and go to new stuff. We’ve become much more reckless. It’s been really liberating. We all have kids and stuff. They’re just rock songs, no one’s going to get hurt. We used to stress out about every little change and everyone would be very protective about little things. Now we’re less protective. We love the songs but we’re harsh on them.
Guitarist Aaron Dessner added: “We’re abusive with our songs, is what he’s trying to say.”
“There’s a lot more experimentation. There’s different sonic dimensions to it. You might recognise certain organic elements to the National but there’s a lot of other things going on. It took four years to make it, so it’s kind of wild in that sense. Sonically, it’s much more diverse.”
The National will be gracing Irish shores later this year. Check out the dates below.
September 16 – Cork Opera House, Cork
September 17 – Vicar Street, Dublin
September 18 – Vicar Street, Dublin