The National reveal new album details

The National have announced the release date and track listing for their upcoming album, Trouble Will Find Me. The band's follow up to 2010's High Violet, Trouble Will Find Me will be released on on May 20, followed by an international tour.

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The National have announced the release date and track listing for their upcoming album, Trouble Will Find Me.

The band’s follow up to 2010’s High Violet, Trouble Will Find Me will be released on on May 20, followed by an international tour.

Speaking to Uncut for our 2013 Album Preview, The National’s singer Matt Berninger said, “We’re a little worried, because we’re more excited at this point than we have ever been on a record. They were always very slow and difficult to make, with lots of anxiety. During Boxer, Aaron… I don’t know if technically he had a nervous breakdown but his lung collapsed. High Violet wasn’t that bad, but this time around we realised we should just enjoy the process. Everyone is pretty optimistic.”

Berninger added, “The theme that is coming up in a lot of songs is death and dying. But there are a lot of fun songs about it. I wouldn’t call them dark. Maybe its about being a husband and a father – before that, I wasn’t so afraid of death. Once you have people who depend on you, you start worrying about your mortality, not being about to protect them. But there’s not much anxiety in the songs, they’re just wondering about it, thinking it through. As the songs come together, all these subtle references about the passing into some other phase, or ending, keep coming into songs, in kind of funny ways. It’s a fun record about dying!”

The track listing for Trouble Will Find Us is:
1) I Should Live In Salt
2) Demons
3) Don’t Swallow The Cap
4) Fireproof
5) Sea Of Love
6) Heavenfaced
7) This Is The Last Time
8) Graceless
9) Slipped
10) I Need My Girl
11) Humiliation
12) Pink Rabbits
13) Hard To Find

The band’s current confirmed tour dates are:

May, 16, State Theater – Ithaca, NY
May, 26, Boston Calling/ City Hall Plaza – Boston, MA
June, 05, Barclay’s Center – Brooklyn, NY
June, 06, Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
June, 07, Mann Center for Performing Arts – Philadelphia, PA
June, 08, The National – Richmond, VA
June, 10, Red Hat Amphitheatre – Raleigh, NC
June, 11, Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
June, 13, Lachine Canal – Montreal, Canada
June, 14, Yonge Dundas Square – Toronto, Canada
June, 15, The LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
June, 13-16, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN
June, 21, Hurricane Festival – Scheessel, Germany
June, 22, Southside Festival – Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany
June, 25, Cirque Royal – Brussels, Belgium
June, 28, Live At The Marquee – Cork, Ireland
June, 30, Parco Della Musica – Rome, Italy
July, 01, City Sound Festival – Milan, Italy
July, 02, Salata – Zagreb, Croatia
July, 14, Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
August, 06, Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, MN
August, 10, Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
September 17, Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO

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