New Release & Video: The National – Day I Die

The National have shared their latest track and video for Day I Die, taken from their forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast – due for release on September 8th

The video, which was directed by Casey Reas, compresses the frenetic energy of performing with the grind of touring. It’s a day in the life of The National. Reas adds, “Graham MacIndoe captured eighteen time-lapse photo series during rehearsals at Le Centquatre in June 2017 in Paris. Hours of rehearsal are compressed into a few minutes. Over five thousand of these photographs were brought together to make the final video. I wrote custom software to collage multiple photographs together and to compile them into videos. A flickering colour layer abstracted from broadcast television signals augments the black and white footage. The images here are played back at 12fps, near the threshold of the persistence of vision”

Take a watch below…

In September, The National will embark on a nearly sold-out world tour, taking in…

05/09/17 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, USA **SOLD OUT**
16/09/17 – Cork Opera House – Cork, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
17/09/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
18/09/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
20/09/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK **SOLD OUT**
21/09/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK **SOLD OUT**
22/09/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK **SOLD OUT**
23/09/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK **SOLD OUT**
25/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK **SOLD OUT**
26/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK **SOLD OUT**
27/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK **SOLD OUT**
28/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK **SOLD OUT**
05/10/17 – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA, USA **SOLD OUT**
06/10/17 – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY, USA
07/10/17 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
08/10/17 – Masonic Hall, Detroit, MI, USA
11/10/17 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA, USA
12/10/17 – CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA, USA
14/10/17 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA, USA **SOLD OUT**
15/10/17 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA, USA
21/10/17 – Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg, GERMANY **SOLD OUT**
23/10/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY **SOLD OUT**
24/10/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY **SOLD OUT**
25/10/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS **SOLD OUT**
26/10/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
28/10/17 – Coliseum – Lisbon, PORTUGAL **SOLD OUT**
30/10/17 – Palais des Beaux-Arts – Brussels, BELGIUM **SOLD OUT**
31/10/17 – Palais des Beaux-Arts – Brussels, BELGIUM **SOLD OUT**
02-04/11/17 – Pitchfork Paris, Paris, FRANCE
04/11/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN **SOLD OUT**
05/11/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN
06/11/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY
07/11/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY
27/11/17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR, USA **SOLD OUT**
28/11/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA, USA **SOLD OUT**
29/11/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA, USA **SOLD OUT**
01/12/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
02/12/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
04/12/17 – Verizon Hall – Philadelphia, PA, USA **SOLD OUT**
07/12/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
08/12/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
09/12/17 – Sony Centre – Toronto ON, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
10/12/17 – Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton ON, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
12/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL, USA **SOLD OUT**
13/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL, USA **SOLD OUT**
20/01/18 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV, USA
23/01/18 – Pepsi Center WTC – Mexico City, MX
21/02/18 – Sydney Opera House Forecourt – Sydney, AUSTRALIA
25/02/18 – Villa Maria Winery – Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
27/02/18 – Riverstage – Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
01/03/18 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Melbourne, AUSTRALIA