On Friday night, the National headlined the Welcome To Hamilton benefit concert in Hamilton, Ontario to raise money for young Syrian refugees in the city. During the performance at Centenary United Church, the band debuted two new songs, “Sometimes I Don’t Think” and “The Day I Die,” both of which they performed again the following night at Toronto’s Field Trip festival. Watch some fan-shot footage of the National performing “Sometimes I Don’t Think” at Field Trip and “The Day I Die” at Welcome To Hamilton below, and read our recent cover story on the band here.
An earlier version of this article referred to one of the songs as “Hague Blue” per the setlist above. A band rep tells us it’s actually titled “Sometimes I Don’t Think.”