The NATIONAL – ” The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness “

Posted: May 15, 2017 in MUSIC
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The National unveiled the title of their forthcoming album, called “Sleep Well Beast”. In addition to announcing the album, they also gave a sneak peek of the new music via single “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness.”

“The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness” has an eerie accompanying video, directed by software designer Casey Reas. The track is undeniably catchy and offers listeners a throwback to earlier National records. You know them, you love them.  Cincinnati-turned-Brooklyn indie rock gurus The National have finally readied album number#7, their first full-length in almost 4 years.  Berninger and the boys’ have perfected their knack for channeling our inner melancholy and giving us a cathartic dose of anthemic rock and roll, and given the current sociopolitical landscape around us, The National should have plenty of material to fashion a charging album of glimmering hope.

This is the group’s follow-up record to 2013’s Trouble Will Find MeIn support of their new album, The National will tour worldwide starting in late June.

Sleep Well Beast will be available September 8th via 4AD Records4 AD have slung together two colorways for the album, and indie-exclusive on blue wax and a 4AD-exclusive white vinyl copy.  The word ‘limited’ has only been used for the blue vinyl, so if you’re looking for the rarer of the two, that’s most likely the choice for you.

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