The National Debut video for “Guilty Party”

The National Debut video for "Guilty Party". The track is off the band's release 'Sleep Well Beast'

The National have released their new single “Guilty Party”. The track is off their forthcoming release Sleep Well Beast. The album drops September on 8th via 4AD. Sleep Well Beast was produced by member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger and recorded at Aaron’s Hudson Valley, NY studio, Long Pond. To celebrate the release, the band will be throwing a Guilty Party at Basilica Hudson on July 14th and 15th. The collaborative concert will be performed in the round and will feature Buke & Gase, Nadia Sirota, Mouse On Mars, SO Percussion and more. The band has released 700 tickets for each night and they’re now available to purchase, with a portion of ticket sales benefiting Basilica Hudson. Each guest attending the show will receive a ‘Guilty Party’ 7-inch double A single split with ‘The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness’. Beer will be provided by Mikkeller.

Video artist Casey Reas will be contributing live projection mapping for the event. Reas also directed the video for single, ‘Guilty Party’. “The video is a dream about memory and the degradation of memory; it’s about distance in time and space,” says Reas. “Time moves forward, but then backward as memory. The image of the two-faced Roman god Janus, who can look into the past and future, is the core visual language.”

The National
Sleep Well Beast
TRACK LIST

Nobody Else Will Be There
Day I Die
Walk It Back
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Born to Beg
Turtleneck
Empire Line
I’ll Still Destroy You
Guilty Party
Carin at the Liquor Store
Dark Side of the Gym
Sleep Well Beast

Live Dates

14/07/17 – Basilica Hudson – Hudson, NY
15/07/17 – Basilica Hudson – Hudson, NY
12/08/17 – HAVEN Festival – Copenhagen, DENMARK
16/09/17 – Cork Opera House / Sounds From a Safe Harbour – Cork, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
17/09/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
18/09/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
20/09/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK **SOLD OUT**
21/09/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK **SOLD OUT**
22/09/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK **SOLD OUT**
23/09/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK **SOLD OUT**
25/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK
26/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK
27/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK
28/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK **SOLD OUT**
05/10/17 – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA, USA **SOLD OUT**
06/10/17 – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY, USA
11/10/17 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA, USA
12/10/17 – CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA, USA
14/10/17 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA, USA
21/10/17 – Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg, GERMANY
23/10/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY
24/10/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY
25/10/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS **SOLD OUT**
26/10/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
28/10/17 – Coliseum – Lisbon, PORTUGAL **SOLD OUT**
30/10/17 – Palais des Beaux-Arts – Brussels, BELGIUM **SOLD OUT**
31/10/17 – Palais des Beaux-Arts – Brussels, BELGIUM **SOLD OUT**
02-04/11/17 – Pitchfork Paris, Paris, FRANCE
04/11/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN **SOLD OUT**
05/11/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN
06/11/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY
07/11/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY
27/11/17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR, USA **SOLD OUT**
28/11/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA, USA
29/11/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA, USA
01/12/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
02/12/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
04/12/17 – Verizon Hall – Philadelphia, PA, USA **SOLD OUT**
07/12/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
08/12/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
09/12/17 – Sony Centre – Toronto ON, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
10/12/17 – Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton ON, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
12/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL, USA **SOLD OUT**
13/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL, USA **SOLD OUT**