The new National album, Sleep Well Beast, is out today. We think it’s pretty great. From our review:
“These songs are thoughtful and experimental, and it lends a tension that would otherwise be absent. Despite the slower tempo of many of these songs, the use of synths, pops and clicks renders them jittery. Despite the lack of guitar-centrism, the Dessner brothers use guitars in way they never have before (solos anyone?). It’s a different kind of thing now, even if the fundamentals are unchanged.”
Stream the album via Spotify below.