The National have just announced a date in Portland as part of their North American tour later this year.
The band will play The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall this November in support of their forthcoming album ‘Sleep Well Beast’. Last week the Ohio five-piece dropped the first cut from the album ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’.
It’s their first new music since ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ and seems to be a relatively straight forward continuation. There’s more noodling and bright guitar flourishes and it carries an overall brighter sound than their last record.
Check out ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’ here: