National’s Trouble To Feature Sufjan, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten

Liz Pelly | March 23, 2013 - 3:35 pm

The National’s sixth full-length album, Trouble Will Find Me, is due out on May 21st via 4AD. It’s their first album since 2010’s High Violet. Drummer Bryan Devendorf recently spoke to Gothamist about the new album, revealing that it will feature contributions from Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, and others. “There are some drum machines provided by Sufjan Stevens,” Devendorf said. “He did some other things too, but he had this drum machine and he did some cool little parts on that.” He continued: “I know [Arcade Fire’s] Richard Reed Parry did a lot of great stuff. [Doveman] Thomas Bartlett was all over it. There were a lot of great musicians playing interesting instruments: there was a bass clarinet, regular clarinet, there’s strings, violin, viola, cello, there’s brass…it’s all used in these textual shifts rather than like, ‘here’s the brass!’ It’s subtle shifts … There are some great guest vocalists that did really awesome parts: [St. Vincent] Annie Clark, Sharon Van Etten, and Nona Marie Invie, from the band Dark Dark Dark.” Read the full interview here. Below, check out the album’s tracklist.

Tracklist for Trouble Will Find Me:

01 “I Should Live In Salt”
02 “Demons”
03 “Don’t Swallow The Cap”
04 “Fireproof”
05 “Sea Of Love”
06 “Heavenfaced”
07 “This Is The Last Time”
08 “Graceless”
09 “Slipped”
10 “I Need My Girl”
11 “Humiliation”
12 “Pink Rabbits”
13 “Hard To Find”