"Don't Swallow the Cap" is the new lead single from the forthcoming National's album, Trouble Will Find Me (May 20th, 2013 via 4AD Records). …
The National really put their heart on the table with this one. After the spinning success of their last album High Violet, one might suspect it would take a tragic event or some other monumental happening to shake the band's core enough to produce songwriting brilliance such as this, but alas...there was none. The band is known for melancholy and dark undertones that stride easily into upbeat percussions and danceable melodies, and this album is no exception. In the track “Graceless”, they create a cinematic atmosphere proper enough for an 80's cult ﬁlm. “I am not my rosy self...left my roses on the shelf. Take the wild ones, they're my favorite. It's the side effects that save us.” A little self-deprecating, sure. However the consensus of the album is quick to abandon thought and takes us back to simple, beautiful songwriting.
Listen to Trouble Will Find Me in a dark room with a candle burning. Let Matt's vocals envelope you and take you away to a world built with peace amongst the chaos. The band is currently on a world tour promoting the album...get tickets ASAP as they tend to sell out in the blink of an eye.
07/01/13 "City Sound"
07/02/13 Zagreb, Croatia SRC Salata
07/04/13 "Rock Werchter Festival"
07/05/13 "Heineken Open'er Festival"
07/06/13 "Roskilde Festival"
07/14/13 "Bunbury Music Festival"
07/27/13 "Splendour In The Grass"
08/01/13 "Twilight Concert Series"
08/04/13 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
08/05/13 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
08/06/13 Saint Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Aud
08/09/13 "Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival"
08/10/13 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
08/11/13 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Forever
09/08/13 Nashville, TN Ryman Aud
09/09/13 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy
09/11/13 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
09/12/13 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Aud
09/13/13 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amph
09/14/13 "St. Jerome's Laneway Festival"
09/15/13 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater
09/17/13 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/19/13 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
09/20/13 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
09/21/13 Troutdale, OR Edgefield Winery
09/22/13 Vancouver, BC PNE Amphitheatre
10/11/13 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
10/12/13 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
10/31/13 Helsinki Helsinki Ice Arena
1/02/13 Frederiksberg Forum Copenhagen
11/04/13 Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
11/05/13 Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/06/13 Luxembourg Rockhal
11/07/13 Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall
11/09/13 Belfast Odyssey Arena
11/10/13 Dublin, Ireland The O2 Dublin
11/11/13 Manchester O2 Apollo Manchester
11/12/13 Manchester O2 Apollo Manchester
11/13/13 London Alexandra Palace
11/14/13 London Alexandra Palace
11/18/13 Paris, France Zenith Paris
11/20/13 Madrid, Spain Palacio Vistalegre
11/21/13 Lisbon, Portugal Meo Arena