THE NATIONAL ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

The National will release their new album Trouble Will Find Me on Friday 17 May 2013 via 4AD / Remote Control.  This is the sixth studio album for the Brooklyn band, and follows 2010’s critical and commercial success High Violet. The album is the most self-assured collection of songs produced by The National in its 14 year career. In an interview with UK’s UNCUT Magazine, front-man Matt Berninger described the songs as more “immediate and visceral” than their previous work. Trouble Will Find Me possesses a directness, a coherency and an approachability that suggests The National are at their most confident.

After a 22-month tour following the release of High Violet, the band returned home. Regardless of plans to wait to record new music for another year or two, guitarist Aaron Dessner began working on sketches of new songs that the other members were too inspired by to not fully realize. Matt confesses, “For the past ten years we’d been chasing something, wanting to prove something. And this chase was about trying to disprove our own insecurities. After touring High Violet, I think we felt like we’d finally gotten there. Now we could relax — not in terms of our own expectations but we didn’t have to prove our identity any longer.” The results are simultaneously breakthrough and oddly familiar, the culmination of an artistic journey that has led The National both to a new crest and, somehow, back to their beginnings  — when, says Aaron, “our ideas would immediately click with each other. It’s free-wheeling again. The songs on one level are our most complex, and on another they’re our most simple and human. It just feels like we’ve embraced the chemistry we have.” The album was recorded at Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, New York. Trouble Will Find Me was self-produced and mixed by Craig Silvey with additional mixing from Peter Katis and Marcus Paquin.

In advance of the release, the documentary Mistaken For Strangers will premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival as the festival opener on Wednesday 17 April. The film, directed by Tom Berninger, follows The National on its biggest tour to date. Newbie roadie Tom (lead singer Matt Berninger’s younger brother) is a heavy metal and horror movie enthusiast, and can’t help but put his own spin on the experience. Inevitably, Tom’s moonlighting as an irreverent documentarian creates drama on the road. The film is a touching look at two very different brothers and an entertaining story of artistic aspiration.

The National – Trouble Will Find Me

Track-listing:

1. I Should Live In Salt

2. Demons

3. Don’t Swallow The Cap

4. Fireproof

5. Sea Of Love

6. Heavenfaced

7.This Is The Last Time

8.Graceless

9.Slipped

10.I Need My Girl

11.Humiliation

12.Pink Rabbits

13.Hard To Find

The National Trouble Will Find Me will be released on 17 May 2013 via 4AD / Remote Control

5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS – DAY 1 THE NATIONAL

The lucky winner of THE NATIONAL prize pack is: Judith Gammie.
Runners up are: Ari Canato, David Hume, Giselle Nguyen

Congrats everyone, look out for your prizes in the mail! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s giveaway!

To celebrate the launch of our brand new blog, we are giving away a prize pack every day over the next five days! Head over to our Facebook page to enter and keep your eye on the blog for the daily prize details and winner announcements.

DAY 1

Today’s prize pack is all about THE NATIONAL.

One lucky winner will receive this The National prize pack, which contains:

  • TERRIBLE LOVE 7″ SINGLE
  • BLOODBUZZ OHIO 7″ SINGLE
  • APARTMENT STORY 7″ SINGLE

And three runners up will each receive a copy of the BLOODBUZZ OHIO 7″, the first single taken from the band’s latest album High Violet, out now through 4AD / Remote Control.


Head over to our Facebook page to enter and keep your eye on the blog for the daily prize details and winner announcements.

MP3: THE NATIONAL – ‘TWENTY MILES TO NH PT 2′ (COVER)

The National cover The Philistines Jr. whom they have worked with in the past. The Philistines Jr. have recruited a stack of bands to record covers and remixes of their 2010 album If a Band Plays in the Woods.

The National are in the country very soon as part of Harvest Festival.

The National – ‘Twenty Miles to NH Part 2 (The Philistines Jr. cover)’ [mp3]

[info via Pitchfork]

The National – High Violet is out now via 4AD/Remote Control

High Violet - The National

 

RC ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR THE AGE EG AWARDS

Voting for the 2011 AGE EG AWARDS is now open & we are stoked that the following amazing Remote Control artists are up for an award:

BEST NEW TALENT: Oscar + Martin; Sand Pebbles
BEST FEMALE: Jane Badler
BEST ALBUM: Sand Pebbles – Dark Magic
BEST SONG: Oscar + Martin – ‘Do the Right Thing'; Sand Pebbles – ‘Occupied Europe'; Teeth & Tongue – Unfamiliar Skirts
BEST VICTORIAN/LOCAL GROUP: Black Cab; Sand Pebbles
BEST TOUR: Swans (Forum/East Brunswick Club); the National (Palais/Falls)

View full nominees list here.

VOTE NOW

THE NATIONAL ANNOUNCE PERTH & ADELAIDE DATES


THE NATIONAL
HARVEST FESTIVAL 2011 SIDESHOWS


Tuesday 15 November
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Thursday 17 November – Metro City, Perth

THE NATIONAL HARVEST FESTIVAL 2011

Saturday 12 Nov –
Werribee Park, Melbourne
Sunday 13 Nov – Parramatta Park, Sydney
Saturday 19 Nov - Botanical Gardens, Brisbane

For more info on Harvest Festival click here.


The National – High Violet is out now
via 4AD/ Remote Control
High Violet - The National