VIDEO: The National Releases “Day I Die” on Video in Advance of New Album, ‘Sleep Well Beast’

Photo of The National by Graham MacIndoe

By JOHN DALY

The National is red hot.

One of the hardest working bands in the alternative world, the Brooklyn-via-Cincinnati band has released a new video and will be making a bevy of TV and tour appearances promoting their seventh album, Sleep Well Beast.

Sleep Well Beast drops next week. In New York The National will play an intimate show at Bowery Ballroom Sept. 6 for Forest Hills on Oct. 6; and in California,  the band hits The Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 11 and The Greek Theatre in Berkley on Oct. 14 with a matinee there on Oct. 15.

The National are hitting the road – Photo courtesy of the band

In advance of the release, The National releases their video “Day I Die,” which you can check out here.

Comprised of Matt Berninger on vocals, Aaron Dessner on keyboards and guitar with brother Bryce Dessner, Scott Devendorf on bass and Bryan Devendorf on drums.

Their first album, The National, was released in 2001 on the Dessners’ Brassland Records label. It was followed in 2003 with Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, Alligator in 2005, Boxer in 2007 and High Violet in 2010. The album Trouble Will Find Me was nominated for a Best Alternative Music Album in 2013.