The National have announced details of their sixth studio album, Trouble Will Find Me, due out May 21st through 4AD Records.
According to a press release, guitarist Aaron Dessner began working on sketches of new songs immediately following the band’s 22-month tour behind High Violet. The album was recorded at Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY, self-produced by the band, and mixed by Craig Silvey, Peter Katis, and Marcus Paquin.
Frontman Matt Berninger describes the material as more immediate and visceral than their previous work. Dessner adds that “the songs on one level are our most complex, and on another theyre our most simple and human. It just feels like weve embraced the chemistry we have.
As previously reported, The National will support the album will a lengthy summer tour, which includes an appearance at Bonnaroo. Prior to all that, however, the band will premiere a new documentary chronicling their High Violet tour at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Check out the band’s expanded tour schedule below.
Trouble Will Find Me Tracklist:
01. I Should Live in Salt
03. Don’t Swallow the Cap
05. Sea of Love
07. This is the Last Time
10. I Need My Girl
12. Pink Rabbits
13. Hard to Find
The National 2013 Tour Dates:
05/16 Ithaca, NY @ State Theater
05/26 Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
06/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center *
06/06 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
06/07 Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts ^
06/08 Richmond, VA @ The National
06/10 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre ^
06/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE ^
06/13 Montreal, QC @ Lachine Canal
06/14 Toronto, ON @ Yonge Dundas Square
06/15 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
06/13-16 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/21 Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
06/22 Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival
06/25 Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
06/28 Cork, IR @ Live at the Marquee
06/30 Rome, IT @Parco Della Musica
07/01 Milan, IT @ City Sound Festival
07/02 Zagreb, CR @ Salata
07/14 Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Festival
08/06 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
08/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
09/17 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheater
* = w/ Youth Lagoon
^ = w/ Dirty Projectors