Some lucky folks in France tonight will enjoy an intimate live performance by the National as a lead-up to their headlining gig at Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris later this year. For all of us who are not in Paris, Pitchfork is streaming the concert on Facebook right now. The National will release their seventh studio album, Sleep Well Beast, in September via 4AD. The band has only preemptively shared one single so far called “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness.” You can check out the livestream of their intimate Paris show below.
UPDATE: During their performance, the band debuted four new songs from the upcoming album: “Nobody Else Will Be There,” “Guilty Party,” “Carin At The Liquor Store,” and “Sleep Well Beast.” Watch and find the full setlist below.
“Nobody Else Will Be There” (live debut)
“The Day I Die”
“Walk It Back”
“The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness” (live debut)
“Guilty Party” (live debut)
“Carin At The Liquor Store” (live debut)
“Daughters Of The Soho Riots”
“Sleep Well Beast” (live debut)
Sleep Well Beast is out 9/8 via 4AD.