The National are coming back this September with the long-awaited new album Sleep Well Beast, and they shared first single “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness” last month. And now they’ve shared an extremely brief teaser of the song that will presumably be the next single. The song in question is “Guilty Party,” a lovely track that they debuted live last week in France. The teaser is only nine seconds long, but with its pattering electronic drums and its noisy squelches, it would seem to confirm the suspicion that the National are getting relatively experimental with their sound on this new LP. Below, check out the teaser and a video of the band playing “Guilty Party” live.
— The National (@TheNational) June 28, 2017
Sleep Well Beast is out 9/8 on 4AD.