The National to start working on new album this fall

Matt Berninger of The National

Matt Berninger of The National

 

While the National are still on tour supporting their 2013 album Trouble Will Find Me, the band is setting their sights on making a new record. In an interview with Gigwise, frontman Matt Berninger revealed the band’s plans to get together in October to begin work on their seventh studio album, CoS informed.

For the first time, the band plans to to write together in the same room, as Berninger explained, “We always work on little things and email back and forth. We have no idea whether it’s going to work or not, but that’s as far as we’ve got with the new record: trying to work out a plan and a different approach.”

“That might fail miserably,” Berninger added, “but then we’ll try it a different way.”

Below, watch the band perform “Graceless” on Saturday Night Live earlier this year.

 

Listen: The National cover Perfume Genius’ “Learning” + New Tour Dates

Matt Berninger of The National

Matt Berninger of The National

Photo by Jeremy Larson

The National offer baritone and brooding textures on their rendition of Perfume Genius’ “Learning”. The cover acts as the B-side to “I Need My Girl”, the latest single from Trouble Will Find Me.

While the band’s take mostly stays true to the moving, piano-led original — a highlight off Perfume Genius’ 2010 album of the same name — Matt Berninger’s deep bellow seems to add another dimension of previously unexplored sentimentality. It’s dark, heavy, and all the resonant. Check it out below.

The National – Learning (Perfume Genius cover)

Update: The National have also announced new tour dates.

The National 2014 Tour Dates:
02/04 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena
02/06 – Adelaide, AU @ Thebarton
02/07 – Sydney, AU @ Opera House Forecourt
02/08 – Sydney, AU @ Opera House Forecourt
02/09 – Melbourne, AU @ Myer Music Bowl
02/11 – Bribane, AU @ Riverstage
02/14 – Perth, AU @ Perth Festival
02/16 – Tokyo, JP @ Hostess Club Weekender
02/18 – Taipei, TW @ Hostess Club Taipei
02/20 – Manila, PH @ Hostess Club Manila
02/22 – Singapore @ Hostess Club Weekender
03/01 – Manchester, UK @ BBC Radio 6 Music Festival
03/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
04/09 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
04/10 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
04/11 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
04/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center
04/15 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
04/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
04/17 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
04/21 – Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater at Austin City Limits Live #
04/22 – Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater at Austin City Limits Live #
04/26 – Berkley, CA @ Greek Theatre %
05/09-11 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
05/23-25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
05/30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/01 – Mannheim, DE @ Malfeld Derby
06/02 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
06/04 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
06/05 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle
06/09 – Warsaw, PL @ Amiteatr
06/10 – Leipzig, DE @ Parkbuhne
06/11 – Cologne, DE @ Tanzbrunnen
06/13 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
07/10 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
07/12 – London, UK @ British Summer Time Hyde Park ^
07/14 – Cork, IE @ Live at the Marquee !
07/16 – Galway, IE @ Galway Arts Festival !
07/18 – Dublin, IE @ Iveagh Gardens !
07/19 – Dublin, IE @ Iveagh Gardens
07/22 – Ferrara, IT @ Piazza Castello
07/25 – Vasto, IT @ Siren
07/26 – Lucca, IT @ Piazza Napolene
07/29 – Brescia, IT @ Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
07/31 – St. Petserburg, RU @ A2
08/01 – Moscow, RU @ Arena Moscow
08/03 – Kiev, UA @ Stereo Plaza
08/06 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Fest

* = w/ Daughter
# = w/ Warpaint
% = w/ Portugal. the Man
^ = w/ Neil Young
! = w/ PhosphorescentUpdate: The National have also announced new tour dates.

The National 2014 Tour Dates:
02/04 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena
02/06 – Adelaide, AU @ Thebarton
02/07 – Sydney, AU @ Opera House Forecourt
02/08 – Sydney, AU @ Opera House Forecourt
02/09 – Melbourne, AU @ Myer Music Bowl
02/11 – Bribane, AU @ Riverstage
02/14 – Perth, AU @ Perth Festival
02/16 – Tokyo, JP @ Hostess Club Weekender
02/18 – Taipei, TW @ Hostess Club Taipei
02/20 – Manila, PH @ Hostess Club Manila
02/22 – Singapore @ Hostess Club Weekender
03/01 – Manchester, UK @ BBC Radio 6 Music Festival
03/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
04/09 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
04/10 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
04/11 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
04/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center
04/15 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
04/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
04/17 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
04/21 – Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater at Austin City Limits Live #
04/22 – Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater at Austin City Limits Live #
04/26 – Berkley, CA @ Greek Theatre %
05/09-11 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
05/23-25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
05/30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/01 – Mannheim, DE @ Malfeld Derby
06/02 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
06/04 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
06/05 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle
06/09 – Warsaw, PL @ Amiteatr
06/10 – Leipzig, DE @ Parkbuhne
06/11 – Cologne, DE @ Tanzbrunnen
06/13 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
07/10 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
07/12 – London, UK @ British Summer Time Hyde Park ^
07/14 – Cork, IE @ Live at the Marquee !
07/16 – Galway, IE @ Galway Arts Festival !
07/18 – Dublin, IE @ Iveagh Gardens !
07/19 – Dublin, IE @ Iveagh Gardens
07/22 – Ferrara, IT @ Piazza Castello
07/25 – Vasto, IT @ Siren
07/26 – Lucca, IT @ Piazza Napolene
07/29 – Brescia, IT @ Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
07/31 – St. Petserburg, RU @ A2
08/01 – Moscow, RU @ Arena Moscow
08/03 – Kiev, UA @ Stereo Plaza
08/06 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Fest

* = w/ Daughter
# = w/ Warpaint
% = w/ Portugal. the Man
^ = w/ Neil Young
! = w/ Phosphorescent

The National – Upcoming Shows + First Video from latest album

The first video from the album Trouble Will Find Me, out now:

Video credits:
Director: Sophia Peer
Producer: Michelle Cameron
Production Coordinator: Naomi Wells
Starring: Rivers Curry
Director of Photography: Zoe White
Editor: Sophia Peer
Set Builders: Bennett Wilson and his team at Windmill Studios
Colorist: Michael Dwass
Color Grading Producer: Chavvah Stuart
Color Facilities Provided by: CVLT Production
Assistant Camera: David Sosnow
DIT: Rocio Ruiz
Gaffer: Freddy Cintron
Key Grip: Gautam Kadian
Hair & Makeup: Celina Santory
Wardrobe: Sandy Sui
Choreographer: Erica Magrey
Art Director: Annie Sicherman
Sound Effects: Christopher Keyes
Production Assistants: Dan Coch, Giovanno Montoya
Special Thanks: Winston Case, Marshall Curry, Liz W. Martin, Gus Hauser, Gabe Spierer, Dawn Barger, Andy Bodor, Allen Cordell, John Morena, Stephen Venezia, Glasslands, Jenny McManus

THE NATIONAL UPCOMING SHOWS

11 December 2013
Mexico City, Mexico
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13 December 2013
Mexico City, Mexico
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02 January 2014
Aspen, CO, USA
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03 January 2014
Aspen, CO, USA
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31 January 2014
Honolulu, HI, USA
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04 February 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
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06 February 2014
Adelaide, Australia
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07 February 2014
Sydney, Australia
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08 February 2014
Sydney, Australia
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09 February 2014
Melbourne, Australia
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11 February 2014
Brisbane, Australia
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14 February 2014
Perth, Australia
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16 February 2014
Tokyo, Japan
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18 February 2014
Taipei, Taiwan
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20 February 2014
Manila, Philippines
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22 February 2014
Hostess Club Weekender
Tickets go on sale December 13th at 10am local time
Singapore, Singapore
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13 June 2014
Aarhus, Denmark
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12 July 2014
British Summer Time Hyde Park
w/ Neil Young Tickets go on sale December 13th at 9am local time
London, United Kingdom
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