With the High Violet tour coming to a close in less than two weeks, The National are now offering a preview of what may lie ahead. In a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, frontman Matt Berninger revealed that the band has already written several new songs while on the road. Now, Canada’s CBC Radio brings us live recordings of two previously unheard cuts, “Rylan” and “I Need My Girl”, which the band debuted during an appearance on Q Live today. Hear the replay here.
The National have put no timetable on their next studio album, with Berninger even warning that the band may ultimately scrap what they already have.
Before we would wait until after a tour. Wed get away from each other and go off into our corners for several months and recharge,” Berninger told the Toronto Sun. ”But this time, there are a lot of songs that are already cooking a little bit. Were getting really excited about the new record already. So we might dive into the writing process right away. I feel like were kind of ready.”
Of course, all that being said, it all may change completely six months from now we might just throw everything away that weve been working on and start from scratch. You never know.
We’ll keep you updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, check out the band’s remaining 2011 tour dates below.
The National 2011 Tour Dates:
12/08 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre ^!
12/09 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre ^!
12/12 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre %
12/13 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre ~
12/14 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre @
12/15 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre !
12/16 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre *
12/17 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre #
! = w/ Wye Oak
^ = w/ Neko Case
% = w/ The War on Drugs
~ = w/ Sharon Van Etten
@ = w/ So Percussion
* = w/ My Brightest Diamond
# = w/ This Is The Kit