"Thanks UK for our first number one record! It means a lot. We are number three in America. Which also means a lot :)” – The National
Further afield, The National has topped the album charts in Ireland and Canada for the first time, with Sleep Well Beast reaching the Top 4 in the USA, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Finland.
Produced by The National’s own Aaron Dessner with co-production by co-members Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger, Sleep Well Beast was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Long Pond, Aaron Dessner’s Hudson Valley, New York studio, with additional sessions in Berlin, Paris and Los Angeles.
The National land in the UK for eight sold-out shows, as part of a world tour that takes in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Further tour information can be found at the band's website.
For a glimpse of their staggering live show, watch their weekend performance at Cork’s Opera House here.
Nobody Else Will Be There
Day I Die
Walk It Back
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Born to Beg
I’ll Still Destroy You
Carin at the Liquor Store
Dark Side of the Gym
Sleep Well Beast
Sleep Well Beast is available at americanmary.com in CD, digital and double LP formats.
Matt Berninger – vocals
Aaron Dessner – guitar, keyboard
Bryce Dessner – guitar
Bryan Devendorf – drums
Scott Devendorf – bass
THE NATIONAL DISCOGRAPHY:
The National (Brassland, 2001)
Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (Brassland, 2003)
Cherry Tree EP (Talitres Records, 2004)
Alligator (Beggars Banquet, 2005)
Boxer (Beggars Banquet, 2007)
The Virginia EP (Beggars Banquet, 2008)
High Violet (4AD, 2010)
Trouble Will Find Me (4AD, 2013)