The National Share Video for “Day I Die” + New Album Out Sept 8th

The National shared their latest track “Day I Die” from their forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast. The video, which was directed by Casey Reas, compresses the frenetic energy of performing with the grind of touring. It’s a day in the life of The National. Reas adds, Graham MacIndoe captured eighteen time-lapse photo series during rehearsals at Le Centquatre in June 2017 in Paris. Hours of rehearsal are compressed into a few minutes. Over five thousand of these photographs were brought together to create the final video.

I wrote custom software to collage multiple photographs together and to compile them into videos. A flickering color layer abstracted from broadcast television signals augments the black and white footage. The images are played back at 12fps, near the threshold of the persistence of vision.”  Watch the video HERE.

Starting Monday, September 4th the band will takeover SiriusXMU. Listen all week for exclusive interviews as they play tracks off their new album. On September 5th, World Cafe and NPR Music will host a First Listen Live performance where the band will perform their new album to a sold out crowd in Philadelphia. The performance can be streamed on On Thursday night, the band will perform on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. To celebrate the release of Sleep Well Beast on September 8th, the band will perform their new record in a special, intimate show at Bowery Ballroom exclusively for SiriusXM. The performance will air live at 7:00 pm ET on SiriusXMU, channel 35, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at On September 9th, the band will be featured on CBS This Morning – Saturday.

The National claimed their first #1 at commercial radio on the Triple-A radio chartwith “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” and recently shared the track “Carin at the Liquor Store.” Both songs, along with the previously released “Guilty Party” are off the band’s seventh studio album Sleep Well Beast out next week on 4AD. Sleep Well Beast will be available in CD, digital and double LP formats.

In September, The National will embark on their nearly sold-out tour. U.S. stops include Forest Hills Stadium in New York on October 6, The Hollywood Bowl on October 11, and Greek Theatre in Berkeley on October 14 with a Sunday matinee on October 15. In advance of the tour The National have played Glastonbury in the second to headlining slot on the mainstage, performed two intimate nights in the round at Hudson’s Basilica and just played at Haven Festival in Copenhagen. For additional information and pre-sale registration visit Photos, album art and bio available here.


Nobody Else Will Be There

Day I Die

Walk It Back

The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness

Born to Beg


Empire Line

I’ll Still Destroy You

Guilty Party

Carin at the Liquor Store

Dark Side of the Gym

Sleep Well Beast


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9/05/17 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA (SOLD OUT)

9/16/17 – Cork Opera House / Sounds From a Safe Harbour – Cork, IRELAND (SOLD OUT)

9/17/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND (SOLD OUT)

9/18/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND (SOLD OUT)

9/20/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK (SOLD OUT)

9/21/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK (SOLD OUT)

9/22/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)

9/23/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)

9/25/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ (SOLD OUT)

9/26/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ (SOLD OUT)

9/27/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ (SOLD OUT)

9/28/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ (SOLD OUT)

10/05/17 – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA * (SOLD OUT)

10/06/17 – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY #

10/7/17 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA #

10/8/17 – Masonic Hall – Detroit, MI #

10/11/17 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA % #

10/12/17 – CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA #

10/14/17 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA # (SOLD OUT)

10/15/17 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA

10/21/17 – Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg, GERMANY (SOLD OUT)

10/23/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY (SOLD OUT)

10/24/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY (SOLD OUT)

10/25/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS (SOLD OUT)

10/26/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

10/28/17 – Coliseum – Lisbon, PORTUGAL (SOLD OUT)

10/30/17 – Bozar – Brussels, BELGIUM (SOLD OUT)

10/31/17 – Bozar – Brussels, BELGIUM (SOLD OUT)

11/02/17 – Pitchfork Paris, Paris FRANCE

11/04/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN (SOLD OUT)

11/05/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN

11/06/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY (SOLD OUT)

11/07/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY

11/27/17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR  ^ (SOLD OUT)

11/28/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA ^ (SOLD OUT)

11/29/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA ^ (SOLD OUT)

12/01/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)

12/02/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)

12/04/17 – Verizon Hall – Philadelphia, PA ^ (SOLD OUT)

12/05/17 – The Anthem – Washington,DC ^ (SOLD OUT)

12/07/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)

12/08/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)

12/09/17 – Sony Centre – Toronto ON, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)

12/10/17 – Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton ON, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)

12/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL ^ (SOLD OUT)

12/13/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL ^ (SOLD OUT)

1/20/18 –  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV

1/23/18 – Pepsi Center WTC – Mexico City, MX

2/21/18 – Sydney Opera House Forecourt – Sydney, AUSTRALIA

2/25/18 – Villa Maria Winery – Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

2/27/18 – Riverstage – Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

3/1/18 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

About RJ Frometa

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